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Tisha B’Av Rituals and Practices

Mourning the destruction of both temples, as well as a number of other Jewish tragedies.

Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution

How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.

Tisha B’Av FAQ

Your questions about the Jewish day of mourning answered.

Reflections on Remembrance: Memorial Day and More

Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m usually swept up in the parades, beach trips and community cookouts, this year ...

Holocaust Remembrance: Particular or Universal?

This evening begins Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day set aside to remember the experience of the ...

The Religious Status of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Within Israel and in the greater Jewish world there are differing views as to whether there is a religious nature to Israel's Independence Day.

Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day

This day honoring fallen soldiers immediately precedes Israel's Independence Day.

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.

The Importance of Remembering

The best way to honor the memory of Holocaust victims is through Jewish continuity.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Liturgy

Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.

Kinot: Poems of Lament

These mournful poems are the central part of the liturgy of Tisha B'Av.

What Are the Nine Days?

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