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What did Jerusalem look like at the time of the original Tisha Be'av?

To this day, the day that marked this destruction, the 9th of Av in the Jewish calendar, has been a day of fast and mourning.

Music in Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda amid coronavirus outbreak, July 2020

Heat wave in Israel continues, will peak on Tisha Be'av

The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.

Tisha Be’av and Jewish historical consciousness

Ironically, many hoped this Tisha Be’av would be a time when Israeli law and sovereignty would be applied to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

27/07/2020

A truth about human nature we often forget

This year on Tisha Be’av, shattered faith in our leaders and distrust within society have risen to shocking levels.

By DAVID STAV
27/07/2020

Chief Rabbi: COVID-19 patients can't fast on Tisha B'Av, shorten prayer

"To our sorrow, the plague is intensifying and we need heavenly mercy," wrote Lau.

27/07/2020
An ultra-Orthodox jew prays at the Westen Wall July 17, 2002 on Tisha B'Av

Western Wall to limit Tisha B'Av prayers to groups of 20

"These days...obligate all of us to intensify our unconditional love, solidarity and connection to the tradition and heritage of Israel."

27/07/2020
A BOY wrapped with Israel’s national flag is seen during a parade marking Jerusalem Day last month o

Please don’t destroy Israel, our home

The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, the only place on Earth that gathers Jews from all the lands of their dispersal; the only place where Jews must feel safe.

By SHLOMO SOBOL
25/07/2020

Tisha Be’av in corona times

Reflections and online inspiration

Why the Tzemach Tzedek told his son to beware of dairy

THE TZEMACH TZEDEK acknowledged a letter that his son had sent him and warned his son "not to be stringent – Heaven forfend – at this time, by eating dairy products in the Nine Days."

By LEVI COOPER
23/07/2020
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