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Tisha B’Av (Fast)

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Tisha B’Av (Fast): (lit. "ninth of Av"); day of fasting and mourning on the ninth of Av commemorating the Destruction of the first and the second Holy Temples
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Tisha B'Av 2020: July 29-30 Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive ourselves and pray. It is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destructio...
Out of the Darkness
The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, “Tisha B’Av.” It is the date when both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual blackness began.
Why do we mourn on Tisha b'Av? A historical overview and a digest of the day's laws.
What is the correct response to sad days in the Jewish calendar? Are we meant to feel sad, down and perhaps even depressed? Rabbi Gutnick gives us another perspective of how the Torah wants us to observe the saddest days in our history.
A Jew’s ability to perceive joy through tears is his hallmark and motivates him to transform Tisha B’Av.
With destruction also comes the opportunity for renewal and growth. During this time, we can focus on the potential within our relationship with G-d, with others, and with our world.
Explore the deeper mystical dimension of the 9th of Av, the meaning of our current state of exile, and the hope for the ultimate transformation in the future Redemption.
We need rebuke or love?
If we understand the underlying cause to the loss of the Holy Temple and the Divine presence it openly expressed, we can focus on reversing our exilic state of divine concealment.
Why Tisha B’Av will be a festival in the messianic era?
The teachings of chassidus look beyond the surface of the terrible destruction of the Holy Temple and the subsequent exile, which we mourn during the 3 weeks, and finds the hidden good embedded inside—offering insight into why they’ll ultimately be transf...
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