Tish’a B’Av

The Whole Megilla has hosted the July 2013 Jewish Book Carnival! There are a nice variety of posts to browse through.

temple destruction

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Tonight is the eve of Tish’a B’Av – Erev Tish’a B’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. At sundown, the annual fast (approximately 25 hours) begins in commemoration of the destruction of the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, and all the tragedies that the Jewish people have endured.

An easy fast to everyone.

The Book of Lamenations is read in synagogue, and mourning prayers are recited.

July 15, 2013 – 8 Av, 5773

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4 responses to “Tish’a B’Av

  1. Thank you Lorri! Have an easy and meaningful fast too!

  2. May the day be meaningful. I’m cooking away … isn’t that the way for Jewish holidays, even fast days? ;-)

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