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Tisha Bav 2013

Israeli Ambassador Sends Interfaith Message, Hosts Iftar

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion

Michael Oren, Ambassador Of Israel, hosted an iftar dinner at his Washington D.C. home on a day sacred to both Jews and Muslims which both religions c...

Tisha B'Av at the Kotel

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Ariel Gros-Werter

Yesterday, Jews around the world observed Tisha B'Av, a fast day commemorating half a dozen Jewish tragedies, the most significant being the destructions of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

The 'Quiet Transformation' Of An Important Jewish Holiday

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Most people have heard of Hanukkah and Passover and maybe Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement. But Tisha B’Av? Translated as the...

A Place for Sadness: Reflections on Tisha B'Av and the Wholeness of a Broken Heart

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

This week, we are immersed in the days leading up to the most mournful day in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B'Av, which marks the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the horrific degradation and loss of life that were wrought.