Two Temples Destroyed, Two Still to Come

Last Thursday was Tisha B'Av (ninth of Av), a day of deep grief in Israel. Many calamities throughout history have occurred on that calendar date, including the decree that the generation Moses led out of Egypt would remain in the wilderness for 40 years, thousands of Jews were expelled from England in the year 1290, …

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More about Tisha B’Av from One for Israel

Israel commemorated Tisha B'Av today, a devastating day in history for Jewish people in Israel. Not only was the Temple destroyed twice on this date in history, but other great tragedies happened on Tisha B'Av (ninth of Av) as well. Learn about the most tragic day on the Hebrew calendar here: Tisha B'Av: A Day …

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Understanding Tisha B’Av

Re-post:  Yesterday (July 29, 2020) at sundown, Israel began the commemoration of Tisha B'av, which carries great significance to the Jewish people.  To explain, I'm re-posting this article from last year.  Enjoy! The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate …

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Reflections on Tisha B’Av

Sundown on August 10 marked the beginning of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day in Israel's history. Imagine all these things happening on the same Jewish calendar day (ninth of the month of Av): The decree that Israelites would wander in the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt, until a new generation would enter the …

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