On the ninth day of Av, God teaches us just how painful it is when He isn’t there.
Exploring the contemporary meaning of the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaking of the tablets at Mt Sinai.
Fasting enables us to discover what is truly important to us.
The Jewish national period of mourning.
Overview and laws of the Jewish national day of mourning.
Special laws that apply when the Tisha B'Av observance begins on Saturday night.
The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption.
On the 9th of Av we can understand the source of the senseless hatred that caused the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and dedicate ourselves to "senseless love."
How can being hungry help us create a spiritual connection?
Beginning three weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
After the sudden loss of my father, Tisha B'Av took on new meaning.
The tragedy of Tisha B'av has its roots literally in the oldest mistake in the book.
Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning, and minimizing physical pleasure.
On Tisha b’Av we mourn not just a physical destruction and our broken spiritual connection, but also our psychological sufferings.
Jeremiah describes the tragedy of the Temple's destruction. The lessons are true still today.
The Wall did not always look like it does today.
After Tisha B'Av, the burning of the Temple continued for another day. Its effects continue to be felt throughout Jewish history.