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On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. This causes changes in many of the Tisha B’Av laws and customs.
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Jewish education on display at ‘Brickworld’ convention in Chicago

To a young man who wrote that he lacked self-confidence in dealing with others, the Rebbe responded:

Sit with friends and work together with friends. Soon you will see you can do as well as them. Then the inner strength of your soul will begin to shine through.

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25,000 gathered in Safed for ceremony marking passing of Rabbi Isaac Luria
The Torah calls the Jewish people “a kingdom of priests.” Here is what it means to you…
Jewish Holidays
The reason for this is that it is an especially ominous time, as can be seen from the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people
Jewish Tales from the Past
Living as a downtrodden shell of her former self, Leah's blank eyes reflected the agony that gripped her heart.
Even if a sharp sword is placed across a person's throat, he should not despair of prayer
– Talmud, Berachot 10a
Exodus Generation Condemned to Die in Desert (1312 BCE)
On the Ninth of Av of the year 2449 from creation (1312 BCE), the generation of Jews who came out of... Read More »
Holy Temples Destroyed; Birth of Moshiach (423 BCE and 69 CE)
Both the first and second Holy Temples which stood in Jerusalem were destroyed on Av 9: the First... Read More »
Fall of Betar (133 CE)
Betar, the last stronghold in the heroic Bar Kochba rebellion, fell to the Romans on the 9th of Av of... Read More »
Expulsion from England (1290)
The Jews of England were expelled by King Edward I on this date in... Read More »
The Spanish Expulsion (1492)
The Jews of Spain were expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on the 9th of Av of 1492... Read More »
The mournful paragraph of Tzidkatecha Tzedek is omitted from the afternoon... Read More »
The Shabbat before the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Chazon ("Shabbat of Vision") after the opening... Read More »
Because of the holiness of Shabbat, the Fast of the Ninth of Av mourning destruction of the Temple... Read More »
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