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The 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City. Credit: Courtesy.

Sovereignty Movement calls for ‘Greater Jerusalem’

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Hundreds of participants took part in the 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night to commemorate the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples, as well as to demonstrate...

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

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Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (the first...
Israeli rescue forces and police at the scene after a mass fatality scene during the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer at Mount Meron in northern Israel, April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

A year with too much to mourn

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It may have been discouraging, but the dismal turnout for a national rally that was supposed to bring Jews together against anti-Semitism was also an appropriate reminder of the greatest challenge facing them. A...
Stones thrown by the Romans from the Second Temple to the street below after the destruction of the temple in 70 C.E. with the Western Wall in the background. Credit: Sarit Richerson/Shutterstock.

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

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Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (the first...
Jews pray at Meron on the eve of Tisha B'Av, on Aug. 10, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

OU’s 20th annual Tisha B’Av program to address recent Jewish tragedies

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The 20th annual Tisha B’Av program on July 18 sponsored by the Orthodox Union will not only focus on traditional themes surrounding the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as other...
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The Jewish world commemorates Tisha B’av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar

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The Jewish world will commemorate Tisha Beav, the saddest day on the Hebrew calendar due to the misfortunes and calamities that have occurred throughout its millennial history. The Mishnah, in the treaty Taanit (fasting) chapter...
The online Torah lesson organized by Yeshivat HaKotel. Photo: Yeshivat HaKotel.

More than 100,000 viewers worldwide tune in to online Torah event

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More than 100,000 viewers worldwide tuned into a series of online lessons hosted this week by Yeshivat HaKotel, a major religious Zionist hesder yeshivah located across from the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. Dubbed the “Jewish...
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up during the “Rebuilding of America’s Infrastructure: Faster, Better, Stronger” event on July 15, 2020, at the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. Credit: Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House.

On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

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Americans are experiencing a summer of discontent in a way that exceeds any in living memory. The nation is divided not just along political lines but seems increasingly immersed in something much dangerous—a culture...
Jewish men pray outside a synagogue in Beitar Illit, Israel, on July 9, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Israel to relax synagogue attendance restrictions ahead of Tisha B’Av, say ministers

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Israel’s Health Ministry will increase the number of worshippers permitted in synagogues ahead of Tisha B’Av, which begins on Wednesday evening, the heads of the ultra-Orthodox political parties announced on Monday. The current limit...
Image from the film “Hidden,” about Jewish children who survived World War II and the Holocaust. Credit: The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus.

Holocaust center to present Tisha B’Av film screening, survivor interview

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The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Mich., will hold a virtual event and film screening of the documentary “Hidden” on July 30, along with an interview with Holocaust survivor Miriam Ferber. The event is timed...