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TISHA BAV

TISHA BAV

Yaakov Lederman July 30, 2020

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray as they gather for the ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, August 13, 2016. The Tisha B'Av ceremony, literally the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebraic calendar, is the darkest day...

Daniel Olsons Coronavirus Eli Tziyon includes laments for frontline workers and those who have fallen ill. (Screenshot) 

A holiday marking one societal rupture, Tisha B’Av spurs Jewish creativity amid another

Penina Beede July 29, 2020

(JTA) — For many observant Jews, the mourning over the destruction of the two ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha B’Av actually begins three weeks earlier with the onset of a period of mourning during which it’s customary to avoid...

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