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News and updates about Tisha B'Av

After the 9th of Av comes Tu B'Av: Vaetchanan/Shabbat Nachamu

When Moshe began to speak his own words to his beloved people for the first time, how did he begin?

After the 9th of Av comes Tu B'Av

Jewish students attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem

Young Jewish men making their way towards the Western Wall are attacked by Arabs wielding brass knuckles and a rock.

Jewish students attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem

Until the break of dawn

The people of Israel are not afraid of the dawn; because light clarifies things. They seem alone, but G-d is with them.

Until the break of dawn

Archaeologists shed light on Roman siege of Jerusalem

Archaeological evidence for location of Roman ballista and the intensity of the siege that led to the destruction of the Second Temple.

Archaeologists shed light on Roman siege of Jerusalem

'Shema Yisrael' vs 'Allahu Ahbar' in the Old City

Watch: Jewish, Muslim worshippers shout clashing chants in Jerusalem's Old City.

'Shema Yisrael' vs 'Allahu Ahbar' in the Old Cityplayer

Ben Shapiro moved by crowd ascending Temple Mount

Ben Shapiro recalls words of Prophet Jeremiah on the Jews' return upon seeing Jewish masses ascend Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av.

Ben Shapiro moved by crowd ascending Temple Mountplayer

ID Number 84803

Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik stressed that the Holocaust should be remembered on Tisha B'Av. A letter to Ela Goldberg, ID Number 84803.

ID Number 84803

Watch: Special educational program for Tisha B'av hosted by Sivan Rahav Meir

Media personality Sivan Rahav Meir speaks with rabbis and educators in a special program with Camp Mesorah and World Mizrachi

Special Tisha B'av program hosted by Sivan Rahav Meirplayer

Watch live: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

On the night of Tisha B'av, the saddest day of the year, Jews gather at the Western Wall to mourn the Holy Temples.

Watch live: Tisha B'av at the Western Wallplayer

Tisha B’ Av: The day God gave the Jews a reason to cry

The 9th of Av is a day of historic tragedies, but no punishment from God is 100% bad. The 9th of Av is also the day when Zionism began.Op-ed

Tisha B’ Av: The day God gave the Jews a reason to cry

Laws of Tisha B’Av postponed to Sunday

This year the fast is on Sunday although the 9th of Av is on Shabbat. Here is how to keep the laws in this situation.

Laws of Tisha B’Av postponed to Sunday

Tisha B’Av: A Moed?

How can such a tragic day, on which five calamities occurred, culminating in the Destruction itself, be called a mo’ed?

 Tisha B’Av: A Moed?

Halakhot for when the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat - 5782

We do not fast on Shabbat (except for Yom Kippur).This year the 9th of Av is on Shabbat, so we fast Sat. night and Sunday. A primer.

Halakhot for when the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat - 5782

Devarim to Tisha B’Av

The power of derech eretz.- it is impossible to be rude, arrogant, rough and unpleasant while remaining a devoted servant of God.

Devarim to Tisha B’Av

Israel exiles and phased plans – Have we learned the lessons?

The Kingdom of Israel was not destroyed and exiled in 1 day. It was a gradual process composed of disintegration and habituation.

Israel exiles and phased plans – Have we learned the lessons?

Tisha B'av times and laws

The fast of the Ninth of Av occurs this year immediately following Shabbat. Here are the times and laws you will need for the fast.

Tisha B'av times and laws

Yair Lapid to be on vacation on Tisha B'Av

Prime Minister will be vacationing with his family in northern Israel from Thursday to Sunday, which is the fast of Tisha B'Av.

Yair Lapid to be on vacation on Tisha B'Av

Will the Temple be built this year?

We mourn and fast, pray and beseech Hashem for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. But what will happen?

Will the Temple be built this year?

'Sickening': Hebrew U professor responds to news that university will shut on Tisha b'Av

Prof. Amiram Goldblum explains his "opposition to religious coercion, rampant racism in this country."

Professor responds to news that Hebrew U will shut on 9 Av

Remembering Israel

Jews cried because they "remembered Zion" - why didn't they remember the bloodshed and suffering inflicted on them instead?

Remembering Israel

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

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Here's one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t change. And it is meant to be kept in Israel.

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

50 moments from eve of Tisha B'Av at Western Wall

Thousands from across Israel participated in recitation of lamentations at Western Wall. Photographer Mendy Kurant captured 50 moments.

50 moments from eve of Tisha B'Av at Western Wall

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