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?

When is Tisha B’Av 2019? Click here to find out!

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.

Submit Your Questions

Got a question that can’t wait? Send an email directly to

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.

Discover More

When Prayer Fails Us

Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.

The Book of Eicha: Faith in a Whirlwind

At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.

The Book of Lamentations

This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day