Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tisha B'Av 2021

TISHA B'AV (THE NINTH OF AV) begins this evening at sundown. An easy fast to all those observing it.

The Ninth of Av is not specifically a biblical holy day. Rather, it commemorates a number of disasters that happened to the Jewish people, traditionally all on that same day. These include the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by the Babylonians, the destruction of the Herodian Temple by the Romans, and the fall of Betar during the Bar Kokhba revolt.

Last years Tisha B'Av post is here, leading to many links. Subsequent Tisha B'Av-related posts are here, here, here, here, here, and here.

UPDATE (19 July): More here and here.

UPDATE (20 July): More here.

UPDATE (26 July): More here.

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