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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
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...
The Fast of the 9th of Av
Learn the laws and customs for the fast of Tisha B’Av.
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
The lamentations of Jeremiah the prophet
Says the prophet Jeremiah in Lamentations, “For these things I weep.” Where were the rest of the Jewish people when Jeremiah was mourning the destruction of the Holy Temple?
The numbers and letters of destruction and renewal
The mystical secrets hinted at by the numbers in the dates associated with the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem—the 17th day of Tammuz, the 9th day of Av, and the three weeks or twenty-one days between them.
A Tisha B’Av Class
Why it is illogical to say that the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and the subsequent exile, came about as a punishment for the Jewish people.
Textual Study of Talmud (Gittin 55b-57a)
The Talmud’s narrative of the unfortunate episodes that led to the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and our subsequent exile.
How the precise location of the altar was determined in the Holy Temple. This Torah class is connected with the 9th of Av.
Based on the writings of the Rebbe
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