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Tisha Be'av in eyes of Jordanian and PA officials and media: "Jews storm Al-Aqsa in 'central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem."
The Palestinian Authority called on the international community "to hold Israel accountable for its aggressive and provocative practices."
Many worshipers go to ancient holy sites to hold special prayer services on Tisha Be'av, which commemorates the destruction of Judaism's two ancient Jewish Temples.
More than 1,200 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning in commemoration of the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha Be’av, activist groups said.
By JEREMY SHARON
Last week, several dozen prominent national-religious rabbis called on Jews to visit the Temple Mount “to strengthen our hold on this holy place."
“You can’t look at the big picture if you’re hating each other. You can win small victories, make some financial gains, but we’re losing the holiness of why we’re here while we do so.”
Women in Green have staged this march every year for the last 22 years.
Author Brandes: Jews here becoming more religiously tolerant.
Author Yochi Brandes: The divides belong to the past whereas acceptance is the world of tomorrow.
Almost a third of Israeli Jews fast on Tisha B’Av.
Thousands gather at Judaism's most holy site for the solemn day of fasting that commemorate the destruction of Jerusalem's First and Second Temples.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Coming to Israel made me a citizen of the first independent Jewish state in over 2000 years.
By AKIVA GERSH
This event has long been marked by Jews all over the world, who fast and sit on the floor while reading the Book of Lamentations and other poetry describing the profound loss Jews have felt throughout the centuries.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
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