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Texts and Classes Describing the Holy Temple
Tisha B'Av and the 3 Weeks
We commemorate five tragic events that occurred on this date. Learn its history, laws and customs.
Jewish History
If we map time, will we see where it’s leading us?

Yesterday, you were inspired. Today, that is all gone. And so, you are depressed.

But this is the way the system works: Everything begins with inspiration. Then the inspirations cools down—so that you can grab it and do something with it. For fire to become deeds.

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Jewish History
Known as the "Light of the Diaspora,” he was the first major leader of Ashkenazi Jewry.
Questions & Answers
Some animals seem to detect illnesses and exhibit strange behaviors before an earthquake.
Jewish Quizzes
What do you know about the man who demonstrated zealotry for G-d?
Questions & Answers
Was it on the 9th or 17th of Tammuz?
Contemporary Voices
Here was genuine culture, a living tradition, a way of preparing for Tisha B’Av that I had never experienced before. It was an awakening, a discovery of origins. This is where hotdogs come from
Ethics & Morality
Turn confrontation into friendship
And it will come to pass, when all these things befall you -- the blessing and the curse which I have set before you -- that you will consider in your heart, among all the nations where the L-rd your G-d has banished you. And you will return to the L-rd your God with all your heart and with all your soul... Then the L-rd your G-d will bring back your exiles... Even if your exiles are at the end of the heavens, the L-rd your G-d will gather you from there... and He will bring you to the land which your forefathers possessed, and you will take possession of it; and He will do good to you, and He will make you more numerous than your forefathers...
– Deuteronomy 30:1-5
Golden Calf Destroyed (1313 BCE)
Moses destroyed the Golden Calf, and re-ascended Mount Sinai to plead G-d's forgiveness for the Jewish... Read More »
During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tamuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem,... Read More »
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