Israeli soldiers talking part in the Gaza operation are exempted from fasting on Tisha b’Av, the chief rabbis of Israel ruled.
A punk rock musician taught Avi Shafran an unexpected lesson about Tisha B’Av. The rocker was bemused to hear that Jews still mourn the destruction of the temples.
In the days leading up to Tisha B’av — especially in light of the war in Gaza — food isn’t as joyous as usual. Molly Yeh offers coconut quinoa as a source of comfort and nourishment.
When you’re growing up Orthodox, you don’t have to remember all the mournful rules of Tisha B’Av. But once you are married, you have to decide for yourself which to observe.
As Jews prayed over the destruction of the Temple, here was a Tisha B’Av service unlike any other: Neshama Carlebach and Basya Schechter singing of hope and mourning.
The Jerusalem Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors a day after Arabs protested such visits.
For one essayist, who moved from New York to Tel Aviv, the world may have changed. But the sorrow that accompanies Tisha B’Av seems to remain eternal.
For Erika Davis, the shocking verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing has given new meaning to Tisha B’Av. She will mourn for one family’s loss — and a society that is still gripped by racism.
Right-wing organizations devoted to the Temple Mount are buoyed by a new poll they commissioned finding that 30 percent of Israeli Jews support rebuilding the Jewish Temple on the site.