Imagine yearning for something 2000 years.
by Dr. Erica Brown
A brief overview of the three-week period of national mourning that begins this week.
Sara Yoheved Rigler
by Sara Yoheved Rigler
Jerusalem without the Old City was a body without a heart.
by Debbie Gutfreund
Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.
by Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
What is the meaning of the 9th of Av today?
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
God has given the Jewish people the grace to cry.
by Eylon Aslan-Levy
Tisha B'Av and the desensitization to tragedy.
by Rabbi Yisroel Gelber
I desperately yearn for the day we can reconcile and rebuild our home.
by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
Fasting enables us to discover what is truly important to us.
by Rabbi Naftali Schiff and JRoots
The miracle of survival, faith and the wisdom of a remarkable lady who knows how to live. (Adult discretion advised)
by Yael Zoldan M.A.
In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
by Dr. Jacob L. Freedman
A Harvard-trained psychiatrist working on a locked ward strives to find the good in his patients.
by David Fohrman
Crying isn’t enough. Exploring the real work to do on Tisha B’Av.
by Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider
Exploring the contemporary meaning of the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaking of the tablets at Mt Sinai.
by Batya Burd
The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.
by Rabbi Mendel Horowitz
Then and now, I am a Jew and I mourn.
In Israel on a solidarity mission, the mourning is palpable.
How do we mourn what we do not know?
Understanding the great crime of Tisha B'Av.
by Beth Perkel (as told to her by R.S.)
In Israel, my 4-year-old son was on a mission to see the Temple being rebuilt. We were all surprised when he found it.
An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
The Jewish national period of mourning.
by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption.
An Auschwitz survivor shares her faith with the Next Generation.
by Rabbi Benjamin Rapaport
Understanding the story the sparked the destruction of the Temple.
Sometimes we are blinded by the light.
by Harry Rothenberg
God is trying to get our attention.
On the ninth day of Av, God teaches us just how painful it is when He isn’t there.
Mourning for the wholesome world I once grew up in.
How can we feel sincere when mourning on Tisha B'Av?
by Rabbi Ron Yitchok Eisenman
When the unbearable becomes the norm.
by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
How to stop treating your fellow Jews as the enemy.
In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.
by Ari Lesser, graphics by Hadassah Cowland
That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.
A Short Tisha B’Av Film.
by Rabbi Eli Deutsch
Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem – and within ourselves.
by Malky Frohlich
With Tisha B’Av approaching, we can strive to make things right by using our words to build, not destroy.
A story that should make every Jew shudder.
A 22-page thought-provoking compendium of insights and inspirationto enhance the day.
by Deborah Eichler
For a child of divorce, feeling tears on Tisha B’Av is easy. It’s finding hope that’s the real challenge.
by Rabbi Nachman Zakon
Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai’s strange request reveals the essence of the Jewish people.
A powerful documentary on the faith and commitment of Holocaust survivors. (53 min. Viewer discretion advised)
by Dr. Jill Katz
On Tisha b’Av we mourn not just a physical destruction and our broken spiritual connection, but also our psychological sufferings.
by Rabbi Avraham Goldhar
A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.
Chief Editor's Blog
by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
Imagine taking Ahmadinejad to the Third Temple that just descended on Jerusalem.
by Gila Arnold
Our most significant achievements are formed somewhere deeply hidden.
by Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky
How to repair the dissolution of the Temple and its subsequent exile.
by Jonathan Rosenblum
After returning to Israel, why continue to mourn the destruction of the Temple?
by Rivka Malka Perlman
Understanding the power of the Tisha B’Av fast.
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