Tisha B’Av

Beyond the Three Weeks

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

The Western Wall Today

The sole remnant of the ancient Temple plays a role in observing festivals in modern times.

What Happens in Synagogue on Tisha B’av

There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.

The Spiritual Trauma of Taking a Life

How the kosher practice of waiting between meat and dairy reminds us of Moses' discomfort with violence.

Grief & Opportunity

The mourning associated with Tisha B'Av is also a call to action.

What Is Sinat Chinam, or Baseless Hatred?

For Tisha B'Av, a look at the common explanation for the Temple's demise.

On History and Memory

You can learn history, but how does one acquire memory?

Lamentations

Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.

Kinot for Tisha B’Av

The liturgy for the 9th of Av includes Lamentations and special additional elegies.

A Communal Mourning

On Tisha B'Av, re-enacting the sorrow felt by those who survived the destruction of the Temple

Get Your Tisha B’Av Questions Answered

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Tisha B’Av 2019

In 2019, Tisha B'Av begins at sunset on August 10.