Get Your Tisha B’Av Questions Answered

Got questions about Tisha B'Av? My Jewish Learning has answers.

Tisha B’Av, a fast day commemorating the destruction of the two Temples thousands of years ago, is the most mournful observance of the Jewish year, but it can also feel somewhat obscure. Why should we mourn such an ancient tragedy? And how? And what relevance does it have for today?

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We can help. My Jewish Learning offers numerous opportunities to get your holiday questions answered and connect to other MJL community members in advance of the holiday.

Join a Facebook Live Q&A

Get your holiday questions answered by a pro! Rabbi Danielle Upbin will be holding a live interactive Q&A session on Facebook. To join, go to the  MJL Facebook page on Thursday, August 8 at 6 pm EST.

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Learn More and Make Friends

Join Let’s Talk Jewish Holidays, MJL’s holiday discussion group on Facebook to ask your burning questions about Tisha B’Av, share your past holiday experiences, and discuss your plans for this year.

Read Our Guides

MJL has loads of resources on Tisha B’Av observance. A great place to start is with our Tisha B’Av 101 article. After that, check out our many other pieces on Tisha B’Av customs, texts, prayers, and more.

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Tisha B’Av 101

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.

Why Tisha B’Av is Not Really About Mourning

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Tisha B’Av 2020

In 2020, Tisha B'Av begins at sunset on Wednesday, July 29.