Tisha BAv

Why We Fast on the 17th of Tammuz

The five tragedies that happened on this day.

Burning Books and the 17th of Tammuz

A hallmark of all repressive regimes is burning books. The burning of the Torah is one the tragedies that happened on this fast day.

5 Reasons Why the Western Wall is Holy

The Western Wall is a surviving remnant of the Temple Mount where the Temple stood, bringing God's presence in the world.

Why We Still Mourn the Destruction of the Temple

If we're not a unified family, we no longer need the house.

Whose Child Are You?: The Story of Tswi Josef Herschel

Given to non-Jewish strangers by his parents when he was a baby, Tswi’s traumatic early years led him to fulfill the dreams of his murdered parents.

Fill the Void: A Tisha B'Av Message

What is the meaning of the 9th of Av today?

The Auschwitz Album: Visual Evidence of the Process Leading to the Mass Murder

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Choose Life: A Documentary about Leah Kaufman

The miracle of survival, faith and the wisdom of a remarkable lady who knows how to live. (Adult discretion advised)

Why Jews are the People of the Moon

What is the deeper meaning behind the small moon looking as big as the vast sun?

Seasons of the Moon: Av– IBM and The Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

Seasons of the Moon: Tammuz – The Burning of the Torah

Where one burns books one will in the end burn people.

The Temple Mount: A Jerusalem Day Tour from the Aish HaTorah Rooftop

Exploring the significance of Judaism's holiest location.

The Spirit Lives On: A Tisha B'Av Video

Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. A true story.

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.

Word by Word: Rebuilding Together During the 9 Days

From now to Tisha B'Av, let's commit to being careful in how we speak to each other.

Building You 2.0: An Inspirational Tisha B'Av Experience

A 40-minute exploration into the meaning and history of this sad holiday, featuring Rabbi Leiby Burnham of Detroit and Rabbi Pinchas Landis of Cleveland.

PODCAST: The Period of Tisha B’Av: Are We in a Battle between Good vs. Evil?

Rabbi Ken Spiro on why our enemies attack and how we can bring light to a dark world.

Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments

The liberation of concentration camps by the US Army at the end of WWII.

All My Mothers: The Story of Yehudit Kleinman

Hidden and raised as a Christian in an convent, Yehudit had to make a fateful decision that would shape the course of her life.

Rachel's Tears: Exploring the Meaning of Tisha B'Av

What is the point of feeling sad on Tisha B'Av?

Tisha B'Av: Is This Ancient Tragedy Still Meaningful?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman asks us two questions: how do we deal with grief, and how can we understand modern redemption?

What Is 17th of Tammuz Really About?

What is the relevance of the 17th of Tammuz today?

What is the Real Significance of the Temple in Jerusalem?

Why do Jews mourn the loss of the Temple today and pray for its restoration?

Babylon: A Music Video

Imagine yearning for something 2000 years.

Tisha B'Av: The Power Of Rachel's Tears

Crying isn’t enough. Exploring the real work to do on Tisha B’Av.

Baseless Hatred

Understanding the great crime of Tisha B'Av.

Tisha B'Av at the Kotel: Leading Speakers Explore the Meaning of the Day

In conjunction with Aish HaTorah's Corona Emergency Campaign.

Responding to Suffering

God is trying to get our attention.

Tisha B'Av: The Secret to Jewish Survival

How can we feel sincere when mourning on Tisha B'Av?

The 17th of Tammuz Blues

That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.

Aish.com's Tisha B'Av Reader

A 22-page thought-provoking compendium of insights and inspirationto enhance the day.

And You Shall Tell Your Children

A powerful documentary on the faith and commitment of Holocaust survivors. (53 min. Viewer discretion advised)

At the Western Wall

Jerusalem is the light of the world.

All for One

Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.

Jerusalem United

Celebrating the re-unification of Israel's eternal capital.

A Day at the Western Wall

Exploring the depth of Jewish connection to this eternal holy site.

The Children are Ready

A Short Tisha B’Av Film.

PODCAST: The Three Weeks: A Time of Introspection

Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller talks about learning who we are now, and who we want to be.

Making Tisha B'Av Count

It's not just fasting and praying.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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