Tisha BAv

Liberation of the Wall

In June 1967, Jews from all over the World were electrified that the Wall was once again in our hands.

Western Wall: Yesterday and Today

What we see today is only a small portion of the actual Wall.

Stones of Wisdom

The Holy Temple's ancient stones - a pathway to wisdom - now lay in ruins.

The Fatal Crash: A True Story

Feeling a personal loss helps us understand the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Maintaining Memory

Do we really need a new Holocaust every few generations in order to remember? We already have a day: Tisha B'Av.

Jewish Unity and the Key to Redemption

The Jewish People are handicapped if even one Jew has fallen away from our people.

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza

The story that destroyed the Holy Temple.

The Three Weeks

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

The Lost Art of Prophecy

Prophecy ceased with the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE.

Tears on Tisha BAv

Do we appreciate the loss of the Temple to the extent that it brings us to tears?

Expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492

The Ninth of Av of the year 1492 was the date designated for all Jews of Spain to leave.

Atonement Today Through Prayer and Teshuva

If there is no Temple, how do we achieve atonement?

God's Pain Over the Destroyed Temple

Allegorical sources, not be taken literally.

Animal Offerings in Temple Times

Understanding the phenomenon in the 21st century.

Eye of the Universe

Appreciating the significance of Jerusalem's Holy Temple.

The Temple: Do We Feel The Loss?

Is our world the way we really want it to be?

The Western Wall: Yesterday and Today

The Wall did not always look like it does today.

Six Reasons Why The Wall Is Holy

The Western Wall is at the root of the Jewish nation.

History Abuse

With the recent assault against the Jewish people and Jewish history, Tisha B'Av takes on a special poignancy this year.

Wrestling with Suffering

Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.

A Time to Weep

We avoid pictures from the Holocaust because we don't want to cry. But only tears open all the gates of heaven.

A Home for the Soul

The Temple Mount arouses Jewish passions like no other issue. Here's why.

Why Jerusalem Matters

For millennium of exile, Jews always turned toward Jerusalem. What memory were they eager to preserve?

From Ruins to Hope

The renewal of the Jewish Nation in our time gives us an unprecedented chance for unity.

Tears on Tisha B'Av

It's a dynamic that transcends generations: Tisha B'Av and the future of Jerusalem are inextricably linked.

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."

Jerusalem In My Heart

Peace is the noblest of aspirations, but can one always say, "Peace at any price"?

On the Same Team

A timely Tisha B'Av message from the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Warsaw Ghetto Furniture

How can we yearn to return to a place that we don't remember?

Daddy, Don't Leave Us

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

Jerusalem: City of Peace

Being in Jerusalem is the fulfillment of the hopes and prayers of millions of Jews over the generations.

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