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Tisha B'Av

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.

Tisha B'Av

The Three Weeks

The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.

Tisha B’Av History

The tragic events commemorated on this day of fasting and mourning.

The Book of Lamentations

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

What Are the Nine Days?

In this period leading up to Tisha B'Av, Jews traditionally abstain from eating meat.

A Day of Disaster

Many calamitous events are said to have occurred on Tisha B'Av.

Beyond the Three Weeks

The month of Av brings with it forgiveness similar to the experience of Yom Kippur.

Shabbat Hazon & Shabbat Nahamu

The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.

The High Holidays

A guide to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the days in between.