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European Jewish Future - The Jerusalem Post

After 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 »

Record 1200 Jews visit Mount on Tisha Be'av - The Jerusalem Post

More than 1,200 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning in commemoration of the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha Be'av, activist groups said. By Jeremy Sharon. August 1, 2017 12:20. > Before Tisha Be'Av, ...and more »

Jewish visitors to Temple Mount jump 15% this year - The Jerusalem Post

Last week, several dozen prominent national-religious rabbis called on Jews to visit the Temple Mount “to strengthen our hold on this holy place." By Jeremy Sharon. August 1, 2017 06:40. 4 minute read. > Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors after ...and more »

Cole Aronson - First Things

The 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 »

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

The Western Wall, the only remnant of the holy sanctuary on the Temple Mount, cannot be permitted to become a symbol of Jewish divisiveness, President Reuven Rivlin declared on Monday. Rivlin addressed an audience of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform ...and more »

This Day in 1492, Spanish Jews Were Expelled — and Columbus Set Sail - Forward

This date — August 1 on the Gregorian calendar, coinciding with the 9th day of Av 5777 on the Hebrew calendar — marks a very significant juncture in Jewish and world history. It was on this day in 1492 that Jews were expelled from Spain, bringing a ...and more »

Israelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City for Tisha B'av fast - Middle East Eye

Thousands of Israelis 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. Right-wing groups also marched around the walls of the Old City, including ...and more »

Jews prepare for Tisha B'Av fast - Ynetnews

Thousands 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: 07 ...and more »

Israelis visit Aqsa compound in record numbers for Jewish holiday - The New Arab

More than 1,000 Israelis visited the sensitive al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday to mark the Tisha B'av Jewish holiday, days after violence shook the city following tensions at the site. Tags: Aqsa, Jerusalem, Judaism, Israel, Palestine, Old City ...and more »

Israelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City after weeks of tensions over Temple Mount - The Times of Israel

Thousands pray at Western Wall to mark start of Tisha B'Av fasting and memorial day, commemorating destruction of ancient temples. By AFP and TOI staff 1 August 2017, 1:41 am 3 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 102 shares. Jewish men pray at ...and more »