Tisha B’Av – A Time to Mourn Tisha B’Av – A Time to Mourn

Tisha B'Av - A Time to Mourn

Tisha b’Av (the Fast of the Ninth of Av) is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which have occurred on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av. In particular, Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the two Jerusalem Temples—the first in 586 BCE (Before the Common Era) and the second in 70 CE.

Let’s Learn About Tisha B’Av

Watch Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein as she explains the history and the traditions associated with Tisha B’Av in this brief video.

Eckstein Family on Shabbat

Tisha B’Av - Teaching Our Children Hope

Listen as Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein explains the Jewish observance, Tisha B’Av, which occurs this month at sundown July 29-July 30, and the lessons of hope that can be found in the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, from her audiobook, Generation to Generation: Passing on a Legacy…
What is Tisha B’Av? – Overview

What is Tisha B'Av? - Overview

Tisha b’Av, one of two “full-day” fasts in the Jewish year (the other occurs at Yom Kippur), is the culmination of a three-week period of mourning called “The Three Weeks” in English or Bein HaMitzarim (literally, “between narrow straits”) in Hebrew.
The Biblical Temple

The Biblical Temple

The temple was a place of worship for the Jewish people and the very center of their lives, faith, and relationship with God. Download this bulletin to learn more about the Temple. Click here to watch a brief video to see what Jerusalem looked like during the era of the…

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