[etni] Educational Resources about Tisha B'Av

Shalom.

Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar because
of the incredible series of tragedies which occurred on that 
date throughout Jewish History.

Tisha B'Av means "the ninth (day) of the Hebrew month of Av." 
Tisha B'Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first
and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth 
of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second 
by the Romans in 70 C.E.). 

Although this day is primarily meant to commemorate the
destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on 
this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many 
of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of 
the Jews from Spain in 1492. 

You can learn more about this Jewish fast day (begins Saturday 
evening, July 28, 2012) at:
http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/j-hdayav.htm

May we see the rebuilding of the Temple in our days and that
Tisha B'Av becomes a day of celebration.

If you are fasting: 
Have a meaningful fast.

Jacob



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