Tisha B'Av

News for Tisha B'Av

'Let's conduct Knesset debates respectfully' Speaker pleads

'Let's conduct Knesset debates respectfully' Speaker pleads

Mickey Levy chooses to make his request on Tisha b'Av, "our national day of mourning."Hezki Baruch, 18/07/2021 21:15
The Jewish civil war - could Exile have been avoided?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 20:44
Great Revolt - Struggle for freedom or gamble on the future?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 17:11
1,679 Jews pray on Temple Mount during Tisha B'Av

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.'Hezki Baruch, 18/07/2021 16:11
MK Ahmad Tibi: 'Change government has given in to the extreme right-wing'

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.Ido Ben Porat and Yehonatan Gottlieb, 18/07/2021 15:40
Tensions flare as Jews march in Jerusalem, Temple Mount

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.i24NEWS, 18/07/2021 14:17
'Back to freedom' - How Jews returned triumphant to Titus' Arch

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 13:55
'Arabs threw stones, the Waqf screamed at us'

'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.'Yehonatan Gottleib, 18/07/2021 11:21
Watch: Tisha B'Av march around the Old City

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 11:05
Watch: The 2nd Temple in flames - final battle for Jerusalem

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 10:11
Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 08:54
Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

Watch: Uprooting of Netzarim

16 years ago, Arutz Sheva accompanied residents of last community to be uprooted from Gush Katif in those difficult moments.Yoni Kempinski, 18/07/2021 07:24
Herzog: We must learn the lesson of the destruction of the Temple

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.Orli Harari, 18/07/2021 06:20
Orthodox prayer in egalitarian section of Western Wall plaza

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 00:10
Watch: Reading the Scroll of Lamentations in Tel Aviv

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 23:00
Pangs of real pain - Tisha B'Av

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?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 17/07/2021 22:10
What may we learn on 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.Yeshiva.co, 17/07/2021 21:52
Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 20:50
Tisha B'av times around the world

Tisha B'av times around the world

Pertinent times for Tisha B'av in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, LA, London, Paris and BerlinArutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 15:52
Samaria town prepares for second Tisha B'av under siege

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.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 15:30
Singer Eyal Cohen puts a new tune to an ancient dirge

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.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/07/2021 12:22
Devarim's message for Tisha B'Av: Going forth

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.Rabbi Moshe Kempinski, 16/07/2021 06:56
Health Ministry warns: Oppressive heat on Tisha B'av

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 15:29
Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

Tisha b'Av: Time to get to work!

The Temple Institute's 5781 Nine Days video.Temple Institute, 12/07/2021 14:37
Making meaning: Tisha B’Av and connecting to Zionism

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.Julianna Bat-Simeon, 10/07/2021 23:59
The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av

The Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av

Questions, stories and points for discussion on the saddest period of the Jewish Year.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks , 26/06/2021 21:23
7 dates set up in one day: Chani Lifshitz's matchmaking project

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2020 19:55
'People are awakening to the Temple Mount'

'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.'Yonatan Gottleib, 30/07/2020 14:14
I won't only be mourning for Jerusalem this Tisha B’Av

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.Joshua Goldstein, 30/07/2020 13:07
Tisha B'Av at the Arch of Titus

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.Amb. Dr. Dror Eydar, 30/07/2020 12:52
Seeing the destruction and the hope

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?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 30/07/2020 12:42
Out of mourning the future grows

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.Rod Bryant, 30/07/2020 03:07
Coronavirus project manager visits synagogues

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2020 00:00
Watch: Disorder at the entrance to the Western Wall plaza

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 23:32
IDF allows shooting at celebration of terrorist's release

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 prayersArutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 22:33
Lapid, Rabbi Sacks share message of unity for Tisha B'Av

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 21:04
Live: Tisha B'Av at Western Wall

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 20:33
Annual Tisha B’Av march- with coronavirus restrictions

Annual Tisha B’Av march- with coronavirus restrictions

The yearly Tisha B’Av event is being held with only 50 participants. Watch the live broadcast on Arutz Sheva for those who cannot attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 20:29
Tonight: The fast of Tisha B'Av

Tonight: The fast of Tisha B'Av

Jews worldwide fast tonight and tomorrow for Tisha B'Av, mourning destruction of the two Temples and other tragic events in Jewish history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 18:31
Rabbis: We must act to bring about rebuilding of the Temple

Rabbis: We must act to bring about rebuilding of the Temple

Religious Zionist rabbis call on public to participate in fundraising campaign for Temple Mount organizations during the Nine Days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 17:14
“Nachem” Forever?

“Nachem” Forever?

Jews who said Nachem centuries ago lamented Jerusalem's desolation, but even we who see Jl'em in its glory know how long the road ahead is.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 29/07/2020 14:11
How should Diaspora Jews mark Tisha B'Av?

How should Diaspora Jews mark Tisha B'Av?

How can we promote the Torah of the Land of Israel without denigrating the Diaspora communities? Opinion.Rabbi Ari Silbermann, 29/07/2020 10:56
Tonight: Tisha B’Av prayers, live from the Western Wall

Tonight: Tisha B’Av prayers, live from the Western Wall

“Social distancing and crisis obligate us to increase 'ahavat chinam' (baseless love)" says Rabbi of Western Wall & holy sites.Yoni Kempinski, 29/07/2020 10:03
The Book of Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

The Book of Job: Why God wrecked a man seemingly blameless and God-fearing

What was Job's sin? One that we all must be aware of- one no one else can know of- but which is the utmost test of Free Will. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 29/07/2020 08:40
Islamic presence on the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av

Islamic presence on the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av

Senior PA official calls for increased Muslim presence in the Al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent Jews from entering the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av.Dalit Halevi, 29/07/2020 05:59
'Visit Temple Mount even if you must break the fast'

'Visit Temple Mount even if you must break the fast'

Mitzpe Yericho Chief Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer says Jews should ascend Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av and should drink if they feel weak afterwards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 22:33
What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

What is the greatest blessing ever given to the Jewish people?

if you look at our numbers throughout the ages you will be unable to count us. That is a message to remember on Tisha B'Av.UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 28/07/2020 19:12
Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Chief Rabbi: 'Asymptomatic coronavirus carrier must fast'

Verified coronavirus carrier suffering symptoms or excessive weakness exempt from fasting. Verified carrier who is asymptomatic must fast.Mordechai Sones, 28/07/2020 18:52
Watch: The "Jerusalem" version of Ed Sheeran's 'I See Fire'

Watch: The "Jerusalem" version of Ed Sheeran's 'I See Fire'

Kippalive's new Clip filmed in archaeological ruins of Jewish community from 2,000 years ago, beneath the Old City of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 18:48
On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

if there was ever a year when the lessons of this fast were needed by Americans of all faiths, it is 2020.Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 28/07/2020 09:00
More worshipers allowed in synagogues as Tisha B'Av approaches

More worshipers allowed in synagogues as Tisha B'Av approaches

Haredi party heads meet with Health Minister to discuss operating yeshivot in coming year, opposition to restricting synagogues.Mordechai Sones, 27/07/2020 20:56
Chief Rabbi of Israel: If you have the coronavirus, don't fast

Chief Rabbi of Israel: If you have the coronavirus, don't fast

Rabbi David Lau urges coronavirus patients and those who may be infected not to fast during Tisha B'Av.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2020 15:00
Why isn't Tisha B'Av obsolete?

Why isn't Tisha B'Av obsolete?

When we keep Tisha B’Av, today we reconstruct the bitter past in order to appreciate the privilege of living in an age of fulfilment.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 27/07/2020 10:00
European rabbis begin rehabilitating synagogues

European rabbis begin rehabilitating synagogues

Conference of European Rabbis formulates plan for synagogue worship during the '3 weeks' as synagogues reopen in Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2020 00:06
Watch: Attempted lynch just before Tisha B'av

Watch: Attempted lynch just before Tisha B'av

Indictment filed against Muslim Arab youth who attacked Jew in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2019 12:51
Tisha B'Av with the Trump family

Tisha B'Av with the Trump family

Ivanka Trump speaks out about traditional Jewish fast day marking the destruction of both temples in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2019 20:54
Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

This Tisha B'av, cut through the veil of exile and be uplifted by this amazing new film.Sponsored Content, 11/08/2019 19:58