The Western Wall
The Western Wall Israel news photo: 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!