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Service for Tisha b'Av

Calendar
Shabbat and Holiday Services
Date
07.21.2018 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location
Author
Judith Weiss

Description

Service Leader:  Rabbi Lader

Remembering the Destruction of the Temples
and Jewish Responses to Catastrophe & Exile
Tisha b'av is the annual fast day and day of national mourning on the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av. It commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, traditionally assigned to those same dates in 586 B.C.E. and 72 C.E., respectively. For Sephardim, the day has an additional significance, since it coincides with the accepted date of the 1492 expulsion edict. The collection of readings refer to both ancient calamities, as well as to subsequent catastrophes and massacres in lands of the Diaspora. Follow this link for examples of the chants and elegies of Tisha b’Av.