Tisha BAv

Babylon: A Music Video

Imagine yearning for something 2000 years.

In the Narrow Places: An Introduction to The Three Weeks

A brief overview of the three-week period of national mourning that begins this week.

Yearning in Jerusalem

Jerusalem without the Old City was a body without a heart.

When Breath Becomes Air

Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.

Fill the Void: A Tisha B'Av Message

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

The Pope in Auschwitz

God has given the Jewish people the grace to cry.

If I Forget Thee, Auschwitz

Tisha B'Av and the desensitization to tragedy.

A Letter to My Beloved on Tisha B’Av

I desperately yearn for the day we can reconcile and rebuild our home.

Fasting: Uncovering Our Essence

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

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)

Joy & Tisha B’Av

In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.

The Iran Deal and the Hebrew Calendar

It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.

The Shabbat Desecrator

A Harvard-trained psychiatrist working on a locked ward strives to find the good in his patients.

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

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

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.

Rock Bottom

The death of my husband forced me to reexamine the purpose of my existence.

A Land Devoid of Peace

In Israel on a solidarity mission, the mourning is palpable.

Making Tisha B’Av Relevant

How do we mourn what we do not know?

Baseless Hatred

Understanding the great crime of Tisha B'Av.

Searching for the Third Temple

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.

As Sirens Blare Across the Land

An elegy to the Jewish people for the 17th of Tammuz.

What Are Tisha B'Av & the Three Weeks?

The Jewish national period of mourning.

Av: Disaster and Consolation

The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption.

Bobby’s Story: Living with Faith after the Holocaust

An Auschwitz survivor shares her faith with the Next Generation.

Tisha B’Av: The Greatest Hatred

Understanding the story the sparked the destruction of the Temple.

Tisha B'Av & the Asiana Plane Crash

Sometimes we are blinded by the light.

Responding to Suffering

God is trying to get our attention.

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.

A Different Sorrow

Mourning for the wholesome world I once grew up in.

Tisha B'Av: The Secret to Jewish Survival

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

The Funeral Director

When the unbearable becomes the norm.

Love is a Choice

How to stop treating your fellow Jews as the enemy.

Filling the Crevices of the Wall

In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.

The 17th of Tammuz Blues

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

The Children are Ready

A Short Tisha B’Av Film.

Finding the God Spot

Rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem – and within ourselves.

Words like Magic

With Tisha B’Av approaching, we can strive to make things right by using our words to build, not destroy.

Aish.com's Tisha B'Av Reader

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

The Homeless Jew

For a child of divorce, feeling tears on Tisha B’Av is easy. It’s finding hope that’s the real challenge.

Formula for Jewish Survival

Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai’s strange request reveals the essence of the Jewish people.

And You Shall Tell Your Children

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

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.

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.

Editors' Blog: My Tisha B'Av Fantasy

Imagine taking Ahmadinejad to the Third Temple that just descended on Jerusalem.

Expectant World

Our most significant achievements are formed somewhere deeply hidden.

Coming Together

How to repair the dissolution of the Temple and its subsequent exile.

To Be Holy in Our Land

After returning to Israel, why continue to mourn the destruction of the Temple?

The Strength to Constrict

Understanding the power of the Tisha B’Av fast.

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