Understanding Tisha B’Av

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate Tisha B'av (the ninth of the Hebrew month, Av) by fasting and refraining from any sort of pleasure or enjoyment. But what exactly are they commemorating?  The destruction of both the first …

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Amir Tsarfati Live: The Next Temple

Following our look at Tisha B'Av this morning, I want to tell you about a very timely opportunity. Amir Tsarfati will teach live from Perth Australia at 10:00pm (Perth time) on Sunday.  His teaching, The Next Temple, will correspond with Tisha B'Av, which commemorates (among other things) the destruction of the first two temples. Information …

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Archeologists uncover new evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Interesting report on findings from the First Temple era, as Jews commemorate Tisha B'Av...mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

Snubbed Israeli Judo Athlete takes Bronze

On Friday, Israeli judoka Ori Sasson was snubbed by his Egyptian opponent after defeating him in a judo match.   Later in the day, he captured Israel's second medal of the Olympics by taking bronze in the 100+ kilo class of the judo competition in Rio. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin …

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