These mournful poems are the central part of the liturgy of Tisha B'Av.
Your questions about the Jewish day of mourning answered.
The practices associated with this holiday are closer to the experience of being a refugee than to being a mourner.
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
In this period leading up to Tisha B'Av, Jews traditionally abstain from eating meat.
Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.
Mourning the destruction of both temples, as well as a number of other Jewish tragedies.
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day