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Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.
The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
The practices associated with this holiday are closer to the experience of being a refugee than to being a mourner.
Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day
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?
Beliefs & Practices
In addition to Yom Kippur, there are many public and private fasts in Judaism.
Mourning the destruction of both temples, as well as a number of other Jewish tragedies.
Your questions about the Jewish day of mourning answered.
On Tisha B’Av, Jews mourn the destruction of the Temple. But how much do you know about what it was really like?
These mournful poems are the central part of the liturgy of Tisha B'Av.
In this period leading up to Tisha B'Av, Jews traditionally abstain from eating meat.
In 2021, Tisha B'Av begins at sunset on Saturday, July 17.