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This is the tragic story of the downfall of a nation. It is the story of a once proud and noble people reduced to a nation of wanderers, beggars and slaves, of a people, once admired and revered, who became the object of scorn and hatred. It is the story of the Jewish nation.

History

History

The Destruction of the Temples

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The tale of Solomon's Temple, Israel's glory, and its eventual debasement. The prophets went unheeded, and the result was a destroyed nation and a burnt house of G-d.
A Historical Overview
The history of the Second Holy Temple, from its construction through its destruction 420 years later by the Roman armies.
Eighty thousand Romans entered Betar and slaughtered the men, women and children until blood flowed from the doorways and sewers.
It happened this way: A certain man had a friend named Kamtza and an enemy called Bar Kamtza. He once made a party and said to his servant, “Go and bring Kamtza” . . .
I know we always mark the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av as the day the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. But I read in Jeremiah 52:12 that the Temple was burnt on the 10th of Av.
In some articles on your site it says the Second Temple was destroyed in 69 CE, and in others it says 70 CE. So what year was it?
One of the most moving narratives to emerge from our history of martyrdom is the account of the Ten Martyrs—the heart-rending narrative describing in graphic detail the deaths of 10 Mishnaic-era Torah luminaries who were slaughtered on the altar of senseless hatred.