What is Tisha B’Av?
( July 29-30, 2020 | July 17-18, 2021 )

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Lamentation for a Swimming Pool

This Tisha B’Av, I’ll be mourning for a different site of spiritual importance in Jerusalem

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Dancing on Tisha B’Av

Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?

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People Who Secretly Love Feeling Miserable on Tisha B’Av

The holiday gives us permission to mourn for many things, personal and communal, that we avoid discussing the rest of the year

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By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome

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

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How Tisha B’Av Helped Me Heal

Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av

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Finding God in the Wilderness

Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance

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Roman Holiday

How Jews observe Tisha B’Av in Rome, where the Arch of Titus commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

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Top Ten for the Ninth of Av

Movies for the Mourning

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The Perfect Tisha B’Av Playlist

There’s only one song on it

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Before the Fast: Tisha B’Av Recipes With Meaning

An excerpt from Jewish Soul Food: Traditional Fare and What it Means