Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av


Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that
date throughout Jewish History.

Tisha B'Av means "the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av". Tisha B'Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av - the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.

Although this day is primarily meant to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on
this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of
the Jews from Spain in 1492.

This year 5777 - 2017, we observe the fast day of Tisha B'Av starting from Monday after nightfall, July 31, until nightfall on Tuesday, August 1.

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day at:

May we see the rebuilding of the Temple in our days and that Tisha B'Av becomes a day of celebration.

If you are fasting:
Have a meaningful fast.