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News and updates about Tisha B'Av

Bread spread out at synagogue on Tisha B'Av fast

Worshippers shocked to find rolls of bread all over entrance to synagogue on saddest fast day of Jewish calendar.

Bread spread out at synagogue on Tisha B'Av fast

Watch: Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast ends

At the Western Wall, dozens of Jews of all stripes sing 'Acheinu kol beis Yisrael' following end of Tisha B'av fast.

Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast endsplayer

NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams wishes Jews a meaningful fast

Eric Adams won New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary earlier this month, narrowly defeating Kathryn Garcia.

NYC mayoral candidate wishes Jews a meaningful fastplayer

'Let's conduct Knesset debates respectfully' Speaker pleads

Mickey Levy chooses to make his request on Tisha b'Av, "our national day of mourning."

'Let's conduct Knesset debates respectfully' Speaker pleads

The Jewish civil war - could Exile have been avoided?

The story of how civil war broke out between the Sages and the Zealots, leading to the final destruction of the Second Temple.

The Jewish civil war - could Exile have been avoided?player

Great Revolt - Struggle for freedom or gamble on the future?

This powerful production reveals the inner struggle facing Jews during oppressive Roman rule - and the difficult choices they faced.

Great Revolt - Struggle for freedom or gamble on the future?player

1,679 Jews pray on Temple Mount during Tisha B'Av

PM allows Jews to continue to visit Temple Mount; Islamic Movement and United Arab List protest: 'Temple Mount is under Islamic ownership.'

1,679 Jews pray on Temple Mount during Tisha B'Av

MK Ahmad Tibi: 'Change government has given in to the extreme right-wing'

PM allows Jews to ascend to Temple Mount on Tisha b'Av despite veiled threats of rioting.

MK Tibi: 'Change gov't has given in to the far right'

Tensions flare as Jews march in Jerusalem, Temple Mount

Jews marching around Old City walls to mark Tisha B'Av & ascending the Temple Mt. were left mostly unmolested as rioters targeted police.

Tensions flare as Jews march in Jerusalem, Temple Mountplayer

'Back to freedom' - How Jews returned triumphant to Titus' Arch

A chilling animation of the triumphant procession of Jewish captives and Gold Menorah beneath Titus' Arch in Rome 2,000 years ago.

'Back to freedom' - How Jews returned triumphant to Titus' Archplayer

'Arabs threw stones, the Waqf screamed at us'

Jewish visitor to the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av: 'If I didn't feel what we were mourning before, I do now.'

'Arabs threw stones, the Waqf screamed at us'

Watch: Tisha B'Av march around the Old City

Journalist Avi Abelow joins annual march around walls of J'lem Old City. 'We'll continue to strengthen Jerusalem, no matter the challenges.'

Watch: Tisha B'Av march around the Old City

Watch: The 2nd Temple in flames - final battle for Jerusalem

Witness the Romans' brutal tactics and the desperate battle for survival waged by Jewish warriors in defense of their beloved city.

Watch: The 2nd Temple in flames - final battle for Jerusalemplayer

Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

Jews from around the country flock to Jerusalem on the anniversary of the destruction of the Temples. Arabs riot on Temple Mount.

Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mountplayer

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

16 years ago, Arutz Sheva accompanied residents of last community to be uprooted from Gush Katif in those difficult moments.

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarimplayer

Herzog: We must learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple

President Isaac Herzog participates in a reading of the Book of Lamentations on eve of Tisha B’Av.

'We must learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple'

Orthodox prayer in egalitarian section of Western Wall plaza

Activists erected a partition between the genders in the egalitarian section of the Western Wall plaza during Tisha B'av prayers.

Orthodox prayer in egalitarian section of Western Wall plaza

Watch: Reading the Scroll of Lamentations in Tel Aviv

Dozens gather at Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Square to mark Ninth of Av, mourning the Temples and reading the Scroll of Lamentations.

Watch: Reading the Scroll of Lamentations in Tel Avivplayer

Pangs of real pain - Tisha B'Av

We are angry, with God, the enemy, ourselves. We are angry at two millennia of tragedy, at the Holocaust. But is anger our only option?

Pangs of real pain - Tisha B'Av

What may we learn on Tisha B'Av?

The Rabbis at Yeshiva.co with a list of sources that may be stuidied on the fast on which 'we do not learn Torah' - and a halakha summary.

What may we learn on Tisha B'Av?

Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

Watch live: Jews from all sectors mourn the Holy Temples at the Western Wall, with prayers and lamentations.

Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wallplayer

Tisha B'av times around the world

Pertinent times for Tisha B'av in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, LA, London, Paris and Berlin

Tisha B'av times around the world

Samaria town prepares for second Tisha B'av under siege

The hilltop town of Kumi Ori, near Yitzhar in the Samaria, is ready to undergo its second Tisha B'av under siege by the IDF.

Samaria town prepares for second Tisha B'av under siege

Singer Eyal Cohen puts a new tune to an ancient dirge

Five years ago, singer Eyal Cohen thought of a new tune for the ancient dirge 'The Mourners of Zion," and has finished recording it at last.

Singer Eyal Cohen puts a new tune to an ancient dirgeplayer

Devarim's message for Tisha B'Av: Going forth

Most of humanity is comfortable with the world view it knows and the patterns of life it has become accustomed to. Especially today.

Devarim's message for Tisha B'Av: Going forth

Health Ministry warns: Oppressive heat on Tisha B'av

Health Ministry calls on public to avoid direct exposure to heat and sun, ensure adequate water intake.

Health Ministry warns: Oppressive heat on national fast day

Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

The Temple Institute's 5781 Nine Days video.

Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

Making meaning: Tisha B’Av and connecting to Zionism

When we challenge ourselves to be better people and reconnect with God, we also come closer to living peacefully with each other. Op-ed.

Making meaning: Tisha B’Av and connecting to Zionism

The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av

Questions, stories and points for discussion on the saddest period of the Jewish Year.

The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av

7 dates set up in one day: Chani Lifshitz's matchmaking project

As Jews mourn the destruction of the house of G-d, Chabad emissary Chani Lifshitz launches matchmaking project to build Jewish homes.

7 dates set up in one day: Chani Lifshitz's matchmaking project

'People are awakening to the Temple Mount'

Temple Mount activists tell Arutz Sheva about exciting ascent to Temple Mount: 'Prostration is not provocation, no one was arrested.'

'People are awakening to the Temple Mount'player

I won't only be mourning for Jerusalem this Tisha B’Av

The fabric of Jewish society had been destroyed long before Hadrian started the march to destroy Jerusalem. Are we any different? Op-ed.

I won't only be mourning for Jerusalem this Tisha B’Av

Seeing the destruction and the hope

If the rocks and ashes, found in excavations at the Kotel and dating to the Temple's destruction, could talk, what would they say?

Seeing the destruction and the hope

Tisha B'Av at the Arch of Titus

Israeli Amb. to Italy Dror Eydar marks Tisha B'Av with message sent from the Arch of Titus, built in honor of Roman victory over the Jews.

Tisha B'Av at the Arch of Titusplayer

Out of mourning the future grows

Realizing why we mourn can help us to grow in our faith. A compelling message of hope and inspiration.

Out of mourning the future grows

Coronavirus project manager visits synagogues

Prof. Ronni Gamzu visits synagogues on eve of Tisha B'Av to closely monitor the implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines.

Coronavirus project manager visits synagogues

Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza

Young haredim try to break through blockades placed at entrance to the Western Wall in order to limit the number of people entering.

Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plazaplayer

IDF allows shooting at celebration of terrorist's release

Kedumim residents furious after gunfire heard from nearby Arab village celebrating release of imprisoned terrorist during Tisha B'Av prayers

IDF allows shooting at celebration of terrorist's release

Live: Tisha B'Av at Western Wall

Join special broadcast of Western Wall Heritage Foundation with prayers, megilla, lamentations. Hosted by Sivan Rahav Meir, Yedidya Meir.

Live: Tisha B'Av at Western Wallplayer

Lapid, Rabbi Sacks share message of unity for Tisha B'Av

Knesset Opposition chief, former British Chief Rabbi say they are united by love of the Jewish people despite their differences.

Lapid, Rabbi Sacks share message of unity for Tisha B'Av