16 Years of Dialogue on Tisha B'Av Night - But Still Work To Do

Unity event celebrates 16 years of bringing Israelis together - but organizer says there's a long way to go to true unity.Yoni Kempinski, 7/26/2015, 3:43 PM

Thousands 'March for Sovereignty' in Jerusalem

Yearly march around the walls of Jerusalem's Old City takes place - this year without restrictions; calls for Jewish prayer on Temple Mount.Eliran Aharon, 7/26/2015, 1:31 PM

Watch: Architectural Plans for Third Temple Have Begun

While most Jews mourn and pray, one organization has been busily preparing plans to rebuild.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2015, 12:40 PM

Watch: Youth Movements Unite for Tisha B'Av

They couldn't be more different, but last night members of Bnei Akiva and HaNoar HaOved VeHalomed proved it is possible to 'rise above' it.Yoni Kempinski, 7/26/2015, 12:19 PM

Live: The Temple Mount - On Tisha B'Av

What happens when Jews try to visit Judaism's holiest site on the day of the Mount's destruction?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2015, 8:26 AM

Netanyahu: We'll Continue to Build in All of Jerusalem

Bibi in Tisha B'Av message: We will continue to build, defend, and ensure Jerusalem's prosperityMatt Wanderman, 7/25/2015, 9:59 PM

Tisha B'Av - Destruction of the Temple

Tonight and tomorrow the Jewish people commemorate the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2015, 9:04 PM

In Honor of Tisha B'Av: Palestinians Say Holy Temple Was Roman

PA calls on Muslims 'all over the world' to stop 'Judaization' of the Temple Mount on day mourning its destruction - by 'all means.'Dalit Halevy, 7/24/2015, 1:40 PM

Earliest Lamentations Scrolls on Display Before Tisha B'av

Bible Lands Museum runs special exhibit on the Babylonian exile during the days leading up to the day of national mourning.Reut Hadar, 7/24/2015, 9:51 AM

Kina 23: The Children of the Kohen Gadol

Why is this story singled out?Rabbi Jesse Horn, 7/24/2015, 8:05 AM

Activists Call to Rebuild Third Temple on Tisha B'Av

Temple Faithful Movement plans march to demand government 'remove enemies from Temple Mount and rebuild third Temple.'Ari Yashar, 7/23/2015, 9:15 PM

Pre-Tisha B'Av Unity in Jerusalem

Ahead of day of national mourning, acts of kindness celebrated by Friendship Circle that pairs special needs children with teen volunteers.Hillel Fendel, 7/22/2015, 2:05 PM

'Gush Katif Disengagement Joins 5 Tragedies of Tisha B'Av'

Ex-head of National Security Council says it is fitting that 2005 Disengagement is timed with fast day of national tragedies.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/21/2015, 6:01 PM

Watch: Temple Institute Tours Temple Mount on Tisha B'av

Rabbi Chaim Richman leads tour of the Temple Mount as it is opened for Jews on 9 Av for the first time since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2014, 3:26 PM

Watch: Tisha B'Av Takes Special Significance Amid Gaza Operation

Religious and political figures explain the country's observance of the 9th of Av, and its connection to Operation Protective Edge.Talia Blatman, Yoni Kempinski, 8/5/2014, 6:33 PM

Money Hoard from Great Revolt Era Uncovered

Money box held 114 bronze coins dating to the Year Four of the Great Revolt against the Romans, which preceded Temple's destruction.Arutz Sheva, 8/5/2014, 11:18 AM

Thousands Mark Tisha B'Av at Kotel

Jews remember the destruction of the apple of the nation's eye – the Temple in Jerusalem – and yearn for its rebuilding.Gil Ronen, 8/5/2014, 10:03 AM

The Jewish United Nation

What can the 'Nine Days' and 9th of Av teach us about Jewish unity as Israel fights for its survival?Nechemia Skurow, 8/4/2014, 11:25 AM

Prayers on Tisha B'Av on the Temple Mount?

Sovereignty organization launches legal battle over planned event at Judaism's holiest site after facing constant red tape.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 6/3/2014, 11:22 AM

Gafni Tells MK to 'Shut Up' in post-Tisha B'av 'Battle Royale'

MKs Moshe Gafni (United Torah Jewry) and Ruth Calderon (Yesh Atid) accused each other of hatred, slander, and worse in a Knesset meetingDavid Lev, 7/18/2013, 2:27 PM

Photo Essay: Tisha B'Av in Jerusalem

Thousands of Jews of many different backgrounds were in Jerusalem for Tisha B'Av to mourn the loss of the Holy TemplesBen Bresky, 7/16/2013, 5:32 PM

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