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Tisha Be’Av 5772 – 2012

It is the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th of Av) today (OK, technically it is the 10th today, since we don’t fast on Shabbat besides on Yom Kippur), the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av

Tonight begins the 25 hour fast of Tisha B’Av (lit: the 9th day of the month of Av), the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem as … Continue reading

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