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Tisha B’av

9avTisha B’Av is a sad day that observes other major disasters and tragedies that Jewish people experienced throughout history, including the expulsion of the Jewish people from England in 1290 and from Spain in 1492, as well as the mass deportation of Jewish people from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

The degree of observing Tisha B’ Av varied through the centuries. It was observed less stringently around 100 CE to 200 CE, but more strictly and widespread around 1000 CE to 1200 CE. After the establishment of Israel as a Jewish state in 1948 and the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, some groups proposed that Tisha B’ Av should no longer be a day of mourning and fasting.

It is important to note that if the ninth day of Av falls on a Saturday (Shabbat), the fast is observed on the tenth day of the month of Av.

 

Click on the images below for some interesting newsletter articles and activity ideas to celebrate this special event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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