Photo Feature: Tens of Thousands at Western Wall on Tisha B’AvTens 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.
Tisha B’Av Elegy in Memory of Gush KatifAn elegy mourning the destruction of Gush Katif is being adopted by more and more synagogues as part of the Tisha B’Av liturgy.
Arabs Vandalize Cars of Kotel WorshippersArabs 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.
Rabbi Druckman: We Need to Learn to Live TogetherRabbi Chaim Druckman on Tisha B'Av. "We need to be like a family and love each other despite differences of opinion."
Working on Jewish Unity on the Day of MourningA special Tisha B'Av program brought together secular and religious Israelis to talk about Jewish unity.
Tisha B'Av: Mourning Destruction but Hoping for RedemptionThe fast of Tisha B'Av, "saddest" day in the Jewish calendar, begins Monday eve at sundown. Temple's fall mourned, rebuilding awaited.
Global Tisha B'Av Event Brings Jews TogetherThe Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Tisha B’Av Event in 16 countries, at 700 sites, gives Jews tools to reconcile.
National Mourning in the Jewish TraditionThe 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.
Chief Rabbis: This is a Time for Self-ExaminationIsrael's Chief Rabbis issue special call in preparation for Tisha B'Av. "We must remove the jealousy and hatred, and increase love."
Transforming National Tragedy into Personal GrowthOur 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.
For Redemption, Cut Away The Greek ConnectionHedonism, 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.
Three Video Messages for the 9th of AvRabbi 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.
Tisha B'Av and the Options MarketWe 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.
Tisha B’Av CD Brings 80 Lamentations from North AfricaA new CD compilation released especially for Tisha B'Av brings together traditional lamentations by North African Jews.
Gush Katif Museum Open Night of Tisha B’AvThe 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.
MDA: How to Fast SafelyIsrael's first-response team explains how to get through the Tisha B'Av fast safely.
"Tonight We Do Not Learn Torah": 9th of Av ProgramsRav Kook said unconditional love among Jews can bring Redemption: Programs for Tisha B'Av in Israel and US reflect that concept.
Destruction of First Temple Commemorated with Day of FastingThe "Three Weeks" of gradually-increasing mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and Israel's exile begins today.
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 Jerusalem
MK Danon on Temple Mount: Stop Anti-Jewish DiscriminationLikud MK says Muslims receive full freedom of worship while Jews can only enter from one gate, under severe restrictions (video featured).
Tens of Thousands Mark Tisha B'Av at Western WallTens 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.
IDF Chief in Rome: Israel Lives 2,000 Years After Temple RazedThe 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.”
Half the Public Wants to See Holy Temple RebuiltHalf the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple to be rebuilt, according to a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel.
Tisha B'Av: Customs and PracticeFast begins at 7:42 P.M. Jerusalem time Monday and ends at 8:15 P.M. Tuesday.
'Nine Days' of Mourning Begin TodayThe “Nine Days” – a historic/national period of mourning – begins today (Monday), the first day of the traditionally sad month of Av.
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'.
A Tisha B'Av Message for the All-Star'sTalmudic stories are not time-dependent.
Halakhic Advice and Guidance for Tisha B'AvAnswers to frequently asked questions about the fast. Thoughts to ponder.