Visit the Temple Mount - Online

New website offers a fascinating virtual tour of the holiest, and most politically-charged, site in IsraelUzi Baruch and Ari Soffer, 7/16/2013, 3:09 PM

MK Ben Dahan Vows to Enable Temple Mount Prayer

Deputy Religions Minister: How can it be that Jews are forbidden to pray on Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av?Gil Ronen, 7/16/2013, 2:58 PM

Mayor Barkat: 50 Ways to Love Jerusalem

Mayor Nir Barkat: more and more sectors should connect to Jerusalem, each in its own way.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2013, 12:33 PM

Tisha B'Av: Jews Banned from Temple Mount

Jews banned from ascending one day after a Muslim mob attacked a previous group. Activist: decision "a reward to Islamic terror"Ari Soffer, 7/16/2013, 9:54 AM

"We Will Correct This Disgrace"

Activists promise to step-up Temple Mount campaign after annual Tisha B'Av March delayed due to RamadanAri Soffer, 7/16/2013, 9:47 AM

Live from Jeruslem - Tisha B'Av Kinot Presentation

Tune in for the OU Tisha B'Av Kinot Presentation with Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb from the OU Israel Center. Begins at 9 AM Israel Time.Arutz Sheva, 7/16/2013, 8:59 AM

Thousands Stream to Kotel for Tisha B'av

Thousands of people came to the Kotel Monday night to mark Tisha B'av, commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples.David Lev, 7/15/2013, 9:27 PM

Repeat Performance: Hareidi Extremists Attack IDF Soldier

After a series of similar attacks, and less than a day after leading hareidi rabbi accused of incitement, extremists target soldiers againAri Soffer, 7/14/2013, 4:26 PM

Anger over Continued Temple Mount Discrimination

Activists furious at police attempts to delay traditional Jewish march in deference to Muslim worshippers. "Why can't they pray later?"Ari Soffer, 7/8/2013, 6:27 PM

Tisha B'Av: "When will the Mourning Stop?"

Temple Institute video seeks to reframe the traditional Jewish day of mourning over the loss of the Two Temples in Jerusalem.Ari Soffer, 7/8/2013, 2:16 AM

OU Kinnot Webcasts Enrich Tisha B'Av from Jerusalem to Florida

The Orthodox Union has developed an innovative approach to help Jews worldwide interpret kinnot, the elegies recited on Tisha B’Av.Rina Tzvi , 7/8/2013, 1:14 AM

Rabbi Gold Strengthens Participants of Tisha B'Av March

Educator and author Rabbi Shalom Gold encourages participants in Tisha B'Av march to fight for the Temple Mount.Elad Benari, 7/30/2012, 1:16 AM

Hamas TV Issues Video Response to Temple Video

Hamas TV and another anti-Israel group make their own versions of the successful Temple Institute video.Gil Ronen, 7/29/2012, 6:23 PM

Destruction of Temples, Expulsion from Gush Katif

In the year 2005, Israel's government tore apart the lives of nearly 10,000 of its own people in pursuit of peace – but peace did not come.Hana Levi Julian, 7/29/2012, 4:05 PM

Singing, Yearning in Lamentations at the Western Wall

A night of grieving, a night of unity as the people of Israel came together to yearn for what was, and what is yet to be.Hana Levi Julian, 7/29/2012, 3:26 PM

Arab League: Don’t Touch Muslim Temple Mount

As Jews fast and mourn the Temple, Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt will be protesting about their “holiest site” on Temple Mount.Maayana Miskin, 7/27/2012, 9:15 AM

Egypt's President Insulted Over Video: 'The Children are Ready'

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is apparently upset about a Jewish video in which two children build the Third Temple out of sand.Hana Levi Julian, 7/26/2012, 12:54 PM

Women in Green to Hold Annual Tisha B'Av Walk in Jerusalem

Women in Green organization will hold its 18th annual Tisha B’Av walk around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday night.Elad Benari, 7/25/2012, 6:29 AM

Belz Hassidim 'Conquer' Kotel Plaza

Hassidic dynasty fills up the plaza for post-Tisha B'Av L'Chayim toast.Gil Ronen, 8/10/2011, 1:43 PM

Photo Feature: Tens of Thousands at Western Wall on Tisha B’Av

Tens of thousand of Jews are praying at the Western Wall on Tisha B’Av as the People of Israel mourn destructions of the Holy Temples.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/9/2011, 11:57 AM

Tisha B’Av Elegy in Memory of Gush Katif

An elegy mourning the destruction of Gush Katif is being adopted by more and more synagogues as part of the Tisha B’Av liturgy. Rachel Sylvetsky,Tzvi Gedalya, 8/9/2011, 11:18 AM

Arabs Vandalize Cars of Kotel Worshippers

Arabs vandalized cars of Jews praying at the Western Wall on the eve of the Tisha B’Av fast day. Nearby, an Arab stole a Jew’s revolver.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/9/2011, 10:25 AM

Rabbi Druckman: We Need to Learn to Live Together

Rabbi Chaim Druckman on Tisha B'Av. "We need to be like a family and love each other despite differences of opinion."Elad Benari, 8/9/2011, 3:59 AM

Working on Jewish Unity on the Day of Mourning

A special Tisha B'Av program brought together secular and religious Israelis to talk about Jewish unity.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/9/2011, 2:20 AM

Tisha B'Av: Mourning Destruction but Hoping for Redemption

The fast of Tisha B'Av, "saddest" day in the Jewish calendar, begins Monday eve at sundown. Temple's fall mourned, rebuilding awaited.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2011, 4:03 PM

Global Tisha B'Av Event Brings Jews Together

The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Tisha B’Av Event in 16 countries, at 700 sites, gives Jews tools to reconcile.Gil Ronen, 8/8/2011, 11:50 AM

National Mourning in the Jewish Tradition

The destruction of the Second Temple, the Churban, changed the course of Jewish history and destiny; its repercussions affected every aspect of our national and religious character. We were fundamentally transformed as a people. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 8/8/2011, 10:46 AM

Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-Examination

Israel's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."Elad Benari, 8/8/2011, 10:43 AM

Transforming National Tragedy into Personal Growth

Our sages went emphasized that until baseless hatred disappears, the Temple cannot be rebuilt. In doing so, they laid out the inescapable personal dimension of Tisha B’Av for every Jew.Dr. Rene Levy, 8/8/2011, 10:31 AM

For Redemption, Cut Away The Greek Connection

Hedonism, uninhibited sexual activity, pornography, child abuse, glorification of the body, intolerance of “others,” public glorification of homosexuality are all Greek in origin. We have to fight them to bring Redemption.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/8/2011, 10:13 AM

Three Video Messages for the 9th of Av

Rabbi Shafier, in his clear and inspiring way, explains the Three Week mourning period, "Why We Mourn for Moshiach" and "What Life Will Be Like When Moshiach Comes" in three short videos. Rabbi BenZion Shafier, 8/8/2011, 9:47 AM

Tisha B'Av and the Options Market

We all know the type who has all the “answers” in every situation, but never THE answer, never the solution to the main problem because he doesn't even know that there is one.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 8/8/2011, 9:42 AM

Tisha B’Av CD Brings 80 Lamentations from North Africa

A new CD compilation released especially for Tisha B'Av brings together traditional lamentations by North African Jews.Elad Benari, 8/8/2011, 9:12 AM

Gush Katif Museum Open Night of Tisha B’Av

The Gush Katif museum, depicting the lives of Jews expelled six years ago, is open until 2 a.m. Monday, the start of the Fast of Tisha B’Av.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/8/2011, 9:01 AM

MDA: How to Fast Safely

Israel's first-response team explains how to get through the Tisha B'Av fast safely.Maayana Miskin, 8/7/2011, 10:50 PM

"Tonight We Do Not Learn Torah": 9th of Av Programs

Rav Kook said unconditional love among Jews can bring Redemption: Programs for Tisha B'Av in Israel and US reflect that concept.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2011, 2:27 PM

Destruction of First Temple Commemorated with Day of Fasting

The "Three Weeks" of gradually-increasing mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and Israel's exile begins today.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2011, 10:20 AM

Rabbi Gold: 'G-d Wept On the Day of Destruction of the Temples'

Rabbi Shalom Gold spoke on the eve of the fast of the 9th of Av at the march around the Old City of JerusalemYoni Kempinski, 7/21/2010, 11:57 AM

MK Danon on Temple Mount: Stop Anti-Jewish Discrimination

Likud MK says Muslims receive full freedom of worship while Jews can only enter from one gate, under severe restrictions (video featured). Gil Ronen, 7/20/2010, 7:14 PM

Tens of Thousands Mark Tisha B'Av at Western Wall

Tens of thousands visit the Western Wall plaza, remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple, to mark Tisha B'Av, destruction of both Holy Temples.INN Staff, 7/20/2010, 11:08 AM

IDF Chief in Rome: Israel Lives 2,000 Years After Temple Razed

The Roman Empire destroyed the Holy Temple 2,000 years ago. IDF Chief Ashkenazi said in Rome on Tisha B’Av, “The Nation of Israel lives.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/19/2010, 11:31 PM

An Exercise in Pain and Love

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Half the Public Wants to See Holy Temple Rebuilt

Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple to be rebuilt, according to a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel.Hillel Fendel, 7/18/2010, 6:56 PM

Tisha B'Av: Customs and Practice

Fast begins at 7:42 P.M. Jerusalem time Monday and ends at 8:15 P.M. Tuesday.Gil Ronen, 7/18/2010, 6:42 PM

'Nine Days' of Mourning Begin Today

The “Nine Days” – a historic/national period of mourning – begins today (Monday), the first day of the traditionally sad month of Av.Hillel Fendel, 7/12/2010, 12:49 PM

'Kinot' for Jews in Islamic Lands

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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'.Israel National News staff, 7/29/2009, 11:07 AM

A Tisha B'Av Message for the All-Star's

Talmudic stories are not time-dependent.Yonatan Sredni, 7/16/2013, 2:37 PM

Halakhic Advice and Guidance for Tisha B'Av

Answers to frequently asked questions about the fast. Thoughts to ponder.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 7/15/2013, 10:32 AM