The 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar marking the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem. Throughout the world, Jews commemorate Tisha B’av with fasting and prayer and the public recital of Eicha (Lamentations). There are many people who don’t understand what the loss of the Temple is all about. We have therefore published a special Israel365 commentary on the Book of Lamentations that explains not only the devastating loss of the Temple, but explains how all Jewish tragedies and suffering throughout the generations, including the Holocaust, are deeply linked to the Temple in Jerusalem and the 9th of Av.
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