Overview & Laws

Fasting: Uncovering Our Essence

Fasting enables us to discover what is truly important to us.

The Broken Tablets

Exploring the contemporary meaning of the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaking of the tablets at Mt Sinai.

What Are Tisha B'Av & the Three Weeks?

The Jewish national period of mourning.

Tisha B’Av: The Pain of Distance

On the ninth day of Av, God teaches us just how painful it is when He isn’t there.

Betar and Aelia Capitolina: Symbols of Jewish Suffering

On Tisha b’Av we mourn not just a physical destruction and our broken spiritual connection, but also our psychological sufferings.

Laws of Shoes and Chairs

Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning, and minimizing physical pleasure.

Tisha B'Av - The Ninth of Av

Overview and laws of the Jewish national day of mourning.

When God Moved Out

Tisha B'Av and the truth of consequences.

Personal Mourning

After the sudden loss of my father, Tisha B'Av took on new meaning.

Festival of Sadness

Longing for a better future.

Destruction on the Tenth of Av

After Tisha B'Av, the burning of the Temple continued for another day. Its effects continue to be felt throughout Jewish history.

The Roots of Destruction

The tragedy of Tisha B'av has its roots literally in the oldest mistake in the book.

When Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat or Sunday

Special laws that apply when the Tisha B'Av observance begins on Saturday night.

Connecting Through Fasting

How can being hungry help us create a spiritual connection?

Overview: Book of Lamentations

Jeremiah describes the tragedy of the Temple's destruction. The lessons are true still today.

The Three Weeks

Overview and laws of the period leading up to Tisha B'Av.

The Western Wall: Yesterday and Today

The Wall did not always look like it does today.

Feeling the Loss

On the 9th of Av we can understand the source of the senseless hatred that caused the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and dedicate ourselves to "senseless love."

Daddy, Don't Leave Us

When was the last time we begged our Father to bring us back home?

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