Journey to Zion, Season I, The Biblical Temples
The First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, which were destroyed by invading armies during biblical times, were the holiest places in all Judaism. Watch as Rabbi Eckstein discusses the history of these sacred places, where God’s presence is said to be uniquely felt, as well as the Third Temple which Jews believe will be built after the coming of the Messiah.
By using computer models, experts can simulate what Jerusalem looked like during the era of the Second Temple. Experience the joy and feeling of holiness the people living 20 centuries ago must have felt as they came to the Temple to worship as you watch this brief video.
(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. Read this brief overview to learn more.
As Jews around the world mark this most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, use our devotional guide to learn the deeper lessons from this most somber occasion.