The holiday gives us permission to mourn for many things, personal and communal, that we avoid discussing the rest of the year
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?
Tisha B’Av was the first Jewish holiday I learned about growing up in Soviet Ukraine, and I’ve come to observe it in unexpected ways
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
There’s only one song on it
Movies for the Mourning
An excerpt from Jewish Soul Food: Traditional Fare and What it Means