Tisha B'Av Rituals and Practices
Kinot: Poems of Lament
These mournful poems are the central part of the liturgy of Tisha B'Av.
By the Rivers of Babylon We Remember Zion
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
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 Prohibition Against Studying Torah on Tisha B’Av
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
Shabbat Hazon & Shabbat Nahamu
The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.
What Happens in Synagogue on Tisha B’av
There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.