Daily Israel Report

Tisha B'Av - What Does it Mean Today?

Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning for Jewish sins resulting in the destruction of our Holy Temples, including the infamous 'Sin of the Spies'.
By Israel National News staff
First Publish: 7/27/2009, 11:36 AM / Last Update: 7/29/2009, 11:07 AM

Yishai Fleisher

Jews around the world are joining those in Israel Wednesday night and Thursday to mark the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av fast day - Tisha B'Av.  An annual day of mourning for the Jewish people, it marks the Jews' rejection of the Land of Israel in the sin of the spies (Numbers: Chap 13) and the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

Israel National News presents the debut of a video journey with Yishai Fleisher into the meaning of Tisha B'Av today on the new New 'Eye on Zion' series. (Scroll down for more Tisha B'Av articles and programming)

More on Tisha B'Av:

Videos
Traditional Recital of Eicha (Lamentations) Next to Temple Mount
Video: Why Do We Mourn on Tisha B'Av?
 with Rabbi Chaim Richman
Video Tour of Ancient Jerusalem: From Destruction to Liberation
Video Tour of City of David - Preparing for Tisha B'Av
Interview - The Tisha B'Av Before the 2005 Expulsion

Gush Katif Videos
Home Game The Movie - Gush Katif Teenagers Deal With Expulsion
Coverage of the expulsion from Netzer Chazani
Sights and Sounds from the Fall of Netzarim, Gush Katif
Interview - The Tisha B'Av Before the 2005 Expulsion

Articles
Photo essay from Tisha B'Av rituals in Jerusalem - 2007.
Lecturer Shira Smiles discusses the importance of perspective on our tragedies.
Information on a special Tisha B'Av prayer in Manhattan.

Audio
Tamar Yonah shares a moment of "PR for the Temple".
Tisha B'Av 2,000 Years Later - Where are We? with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier
Kid's Show - The 9th of Av: The Anniversary of the Spanish Expulsion with Judy Simon
Your Jewish Poetry on the Air!