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Tisha Bav Meaning

Tisha B'Av Tears: the Waters of Our Healing

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This Tisha B'Av was especially poignant. For we weep and fast this year together with more than a billion Muslims, who are fasting in this month of Ramadan.

When Religious Institutions Fail: A Reflection for Tisha B'Av and Every Other Day

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

The integrity of our temples is guaranteed not by their walls, the armies that guard them, or the rituals performed within, but by the way in which we treat both those who worship in them and those who don't.

Tisha B'Av 2010: How Much Mourning Does Anybody Need?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

How do we mourn a personal loss? How does a nation mourn a national tragedy? How much is enough? How much is too much? How does mourning help us to move on - to move back into life?