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All things connected to the 9th of Av

weissteaches

The Fourth of July and Tisha B’Av

weissteaches Intermediate said on 9/20/2010

Over the past several years, I have informed my American side with my learning of Torah. This summer reminds me that it is also possible to ...

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rrstern25

Teshuvah

rrstern25 Advanced said on 7/28/2010

Arthur Green has a really interesting take on Teshuvah and the way it is represented in this verse. To learn more about it, check out the c...

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Ravhiorlow

Hedgehog Torah

Ravhiorlow Intermediate said on 7/23/2010

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JTW

Biblical reference to the 9th of AV

JTW Staff said on 7/20/2010

Here we find rabbinic grounds for the observation of Tisha B'Av.

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Remark

JTW Staff said on 7/20/2010

According to Aish : The Talmud says that when the Sages were walking through Jerusalem after the destruction, they noticed foxes strolling ...

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rrstern25

A parallel between Tisha B'Av and the Omer

rrstern25 Advanced said on 7/20/2010

It's said that Rabbi Akiva's reaction to Tisha B'Av was laughter while everyone else cried. Interestingly, Rabbi Akiva was killed during th...

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rrstern25

Why do we read Lamentations on Tisha B'Av?

rrstern25 Advanced said on 7/19/2010

I've always wondered why we read Lamentations on Tisha B'Av and not the actual story of the Temple's destruction.

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rrstern25

One reason we might fast

rrstern25 Advanced said on 7/19/2010

This verse explains one reason that it is customary to fast on Tisha B'Av. Just as many Jews fast before Purim to commemorate Mordechai's f...

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epeltz

A Tisha B'Av Custom Uncovered

epeltz Intermediate said on 7/19/2010

Lamentations is traditionally read in synagogues while sitting on the ground. Seems like the Rabbis got the idea from Lamentations itself.

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epeltz

Lonliness and Tisha B'Av

epeltz Intermediate said on 7/19/2010

Interesting to look at the similarities between this verse and the first verse of Lamentations that we read on Tisha B'Av. Both share the op...

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JTW

Fear Mongering

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

How much easier is it to inspire fear rather than hope? Eight "spies" were able to spook a small nation ... rattle their faith ... and royal...

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The Vindicated Minority

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

Joshua and Caleb were the only spies to come back with a positive report, and were thus spared by God. This is a great example of how the mi...

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Collective Victimhood

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

This is seen by some as the root of The Children Of Israel's folly. We saw ourselves as lowly insects, we doubted ourselves and allowed our...

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One of the 5 calamities marking Tisha B'Av

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

This verse doles out the punishment for the negative reports of the scouts sent to explore Israel, that inspired the dread that wrought the ...

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Download the audio version of Lamentations

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

Download the MP3 so that you can hear one of the most beautiful readings of the entire Torah cycle.

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When doctrines matter more than people

JTW Staff said on 7/19/2010

Different verses in Lamentations evoke the themes of Tisha B'Av. I think that this post frames the holiday in a meaningful way. When w...

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