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Why Are We Still Fasting On Tisha B'av? Even the Rabbis of the Talmud Were Over It - Forward;

Why Are We Still Fasting On Tisha B'av? Even the Rabbis of the Talmud Were Over It - Forward

ForwardWhy Are We Still Fasting On Tisha B'av? Even the Rabbis of the Talmud Were Over ItForwardOn the list of Things a Good Jew Should Do, fasting on Tisha B'av ranks pretty low on my list. Now, before my rabbi has a minor heart attack, I should confess that despite my misgivings, like many observant Jews around the world, I will be refraining ...and more »

Watch: Hundreds march in Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av - Arutz Sheva;

Watch: Hundreds march in Jerusalem on Tisha B'Av - Arutz Sheva

Arutz ShevaWatch: Hundreds march in Jerusalem on Tisha B'AvArutz ShevaJews from around the country participate in Women in Green's march in Jerusalem. Arutz Sheva was there. Contact Editor. Eliran Aharon, 01/08/17 01:04. Share. Women in Green march. Eliran Aharon ...and more »

Ahead of Tisha B'Av, Israeli President Issues Call for Jewish Unity - Algemeiner;

Ahead of Tisha B'Av, Israeli President Issues Call for Jewish Unity - Algemeiner

AlgemeinerAhead of Tisha B'Av, Israeli President Issues Call for Jewish UnityAlgemeinerJewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Rivlin's wife, Nechama Rivlin. Photo: Mark Neiman / GPO. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin issued a call for Jewish unity on Monday at a pre-Tisha B'Av Torah study session he ...and more »

The revolution of the 9th of Av - Arutz Sheva;

The revolution of the 9th of Av - Arutz Sheva

Arutz ShevaThe revolution of the 9th of AvArutz ShevaThe normal dynamic of life is totally undermined by the experience of Tisha B'Av which in Rabbinic tradition became an unending experience. Contact Editor. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 31/07/17 22:50. Share. Rabbi Schertz. INN: J. Fogel ...and more »

Tisha B'Av - Remembering the destruction of the Temples - Arutz Sheva;

Tisha B'Av - Remembering the destruction of the Temples - Arutz Sheva

Arutz ShevaTisha B'Av - Remembering the destruction of the TemplesArutz ShevaPolice deployed in large forces in Old City for protection as Jews prepare to fast to commemorate destruction of the Holy Temples. Contact Editor. Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/17 21:00. Share. Jerusalem. Istock. Israel Police and Border Police are being ...and more »

Israelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City after weeks of tension - Daily Mail;

Israelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City after weeks of tension - Daily Mail

Daily MailIsraelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City after weeks of tensionDaily MailThousands of Jews attended prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to observe the start of the Tisha B'av fasting day on Monday night, days after violence shook the city. Prayer leaders read aloud from the Book of Lamentations, the prophet Jeremiah's ...and more »

Tisha Be'av lessons - The Jerusalem Post mobile website;

Tisha Be'av lessons - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

The Jerusalem Post mobile websiteTisha Be'av lessonsThe Jerusalem Post mobile websiteDuring the long centuries of exile, Tisha Be'av's focus was loss. Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora were united on this day in mourning the end of Jewish sovereignty. With the return of Jews to their land, the central message of the day should ...and more »

European Jewish Future - The Jerusalem Post;

European Jewish Future - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem PostEuropean Jewish FutureThe Jerusalem PostAfter time spent progressing through the painful experience of Polish Jewish history – endless ghettos, death camps and mass-graves – we arrived in the more hospitable environment of Italy. The very scope of the slaughter that took place on Polish soil ...and more »

This Tisha B'Av, Let's Remember the 2000 Year History of Women of the Wall - Forward;

This Tisha B'Av, Let's Remember the 2000 Year History of Women of the Wall - Forward

ForwardThis Tisha B'Av, Let's Remember the 2000 Year History of Women of the WallForwardThere is a story in the Talmud about an incident that occurred after the death of Rabbi Meir. His rival, Rabbi Yehuda, declared that Rabbi Meir's disciples would henceforth be barred from the study house. But one of Rabbi Meir's students forced his way ...and more »

Police deploy in Old City, shutter roads to secure Tisha B'Av prayers - The Times of Israel (blog)

Police deploy in Old City, shutter roads to secure Tisha B'Av prayersThe Times of Israel (blog)Police plan to deploy in large numbers in Jerusalem for Tisha B'Av prayers and events in the city. The deployment will focus on the Old City, where tens of thousands are streaming even now to take part in prayers and readings of the Biblical book of ...and more »

Western Wall must not become symbol of Jewish divisiveness, says Rivlin - The Jerusalem Post;

Western Wall must not become symbol of Jewish divisiveness, says Rivlin - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem PostWestern Wall must not become symbol of Jewish divisiveness, says RivlinThe Jerusalem PostDifferences set aside in search for common values at annual Tisha Be'av study session. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Western Wall. The Western Wall in Jerusalem. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST). The Western Wall ...and more »

The Jew's Lament - First Things;

The Jew's Lament - First Things

First ThingsThe Jew's LamentFirst ThingsThe Jews' saddest day is the Ninth of Av, which this year is Tuesday. During a fast as long and stringent as Yom Kippur, the children of Israel chant dirges mourning their alienation from God. Study of sacred texts, excepting certain theodicical and ...and more »

Activists call to thwart provocative settler march around Jerusalem's old city - WAFA - Palestine News Agency;

Activists call to thwart provocative settler march around Jerusalem's old city - WAFA - Palestine News Agency

WAFA - Palestine News AgencyActivists call to thwart provocative settler march around Jerusalem's old cityWAFA - Palestine News AgencyJERUSALEM, 31, July 2017 (WAFA) - Activists in Jerusalem Monday called on Palestinians in Jerusalem to thwart a provocative Israeli settlers' march to commemorate Tisha B'Av and the destruction of their temples. Extreme settler organizations, namely ...and more »

On Tisha B'Av, we must mourn our complicity - Mondoweiss;

On Tisha B'Av, we must mourn our complicity - Mondoweiss

MondoweissOn Tisha B'Av, we must mourn our complicityMondoweissA shuttered Palestinian shop in Hebron closed down by the Israeli military that was vandalized with a Star of David, which is both a Jewish symbol and Israeli national symbol. (Photo: Lauren Surface).. This is part of Marc H. Ellis's “Exile and the ...and more »

“Baseless Hatred” and the Temple Mount - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com;

“Baseless Hatred” and the Temple Mount - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com“Baseless Hatred” and the Temple MountThe Jewish Press - JewishPress.comI assume I am not the only one who noticed the significance of the timing of the recent violence surrounding the Temple Mount, during the three-week period leading up to Tisha B'av. Beyond the tragic loss of life and the general frustration of having ...and more »

Tisha B'Av: Grieving in Zion Births Hope for the Future - CBN News;

Tisha B'Av: Grieving in Zion Births Hope for the Future - CBN News

CBN NewsTisha B'Av: Grieving in Zion Births Hope for the FutureCBN NewsJERUSALEM, Israel – At sundown Monday, Israelis will observe Tisha B'av, literally the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. Known as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B'av is observed with fasting, mourning and prayer. Judaism teaches that ...and more »

When God Said “I'll Give You Something To Cry About” - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com (blog);

When God Said “I'll Give You Something To Cry About” - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com (blog)

The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com (blog)When God Said “I'll Give You Something To Cry About”The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com (blog)Monday night July 31st begins Tisha B' Av (literally the 9th of the Jewish month of Av). Since the time of Moses and the exodus-through modern times, horrible things have happened to the Jewish people on or around the 9th day of Av. Generally not ...and more »

Tisha B'Av: Yes, Jews Were Here First - Honestreporting.com;

Tisha B'Av: Yes, Jews Were Here First - Honestreporting.com

Honestreporting.comTisha B'Av: Yes, Jews Were Here FirstHonestreporting.comIt's known as the “saddest day on the Jewish calendar.” Many Jews will fast and some will even observe traditional mourning rituals. This is because Tuesday is Tisha B'Av: a holiday that commemorates a number of tragedies throughout Jewish history.and more »

Jews Ascend Largely Arab-Free Temple Mount Before Tisha B'av - Breaking Israel News;

Jews Ascend Largely Arab-Free Temple Mount Before Tisha B'av - Breaking Israel News

Breaking Israel NewsJews Ascend Largely Arab-Free Temple Mount Before Tisha B'avBreaking Israel NewsOn Sunday morning, the day before the fast of Tisha B'av which memorializes the destruction of the Holy Temples, 278 Jews ascended the holy Temple Mount, reported the Temple Organizations Headquarters. After the lengthy brouhaha over the security ...and more »

Jews prepare for Tisha B'Av fast - Ynetnews;

Jews prepare for Tisha B'Av fast - Ynetnews

YnetnewsJews prepare for Tisha B'Av fastYnetnewsThousands of Jews expected to flock to the Kotel to recite the Book of Lamentations as they fast to remember the destruction of two temples, marking the genesis of their exile from the Land of Israel. Elisha Ben Kimon and Eitan Glickman|Published: 31 ...and more »