Fast of Tisha B’Av 260 articles

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Tisha B’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, not just because it is the day on with both temples were destroyed but also because many other tragedies have occurred on that day as well. We focus on these historical events as part of the kinot we say on Tisha B’Av night and during the day.

Rabbi Genack: Why We Don’t Say Tachanun on Tisha B’Av
Rabbi Genack: Why We Don’t Say Tachanun on Tisha...
Delving deeper into Tisha B’Av: In the midst of tragedy there is hope. The fact that so many tragedies occurred on one specific day affirms that our covenant with God hasn’t been broken.
Aug 10, 2005
By Rabbi Menachem Genack
Rabbi Weinreb – Tisha B’Av 5763: Living and Reliving the Experience of Catastrophe
Rabbi Weinreb – Tisha B’Av 5763: Living and Reliving...
Seeing one experience of sorrow triggers memory of another. The churban was about God hiding His face, which we still experience now, 1900 years later. Tisha B’Av Kinot 5763 by Rabbi...
Aug 9, 2005
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Rabbi Weinreb: Privileged to Grieve – Empowered to Grow (Tisha B’Av 5758)
Rabbi Weinreb: Privileged to Grieve – Empowered to Grow...
Privileged to Grieve – Empowered to Grow. Intensify, deepen and enhance your understanding of the fast day with this two-hour Tisha B’Av video featuring Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. Taped live in 5758/1998...
Aug 6, 2005
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Exploring the Psychological Effects of Tragedy (Tisha B’Av 5758)
Exploring the Psychological Effects of Tragedy (Tisha B’Av 5758)
Drawing from diverse Torah scholars including Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik and the present day Slonimer Rebbe, noted Torah scholar and respected psychotherapist, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, weaves compelling interpretations, midrashim,...
Aug 5, 2005
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Tefillah Shiur: Tisha B’av Davening – Rabbi Weinreb
Tefillah Shiur: Tisha B’av Davening – Rabbi Weinreb
Rabbi Weinreb discusses the differences in the prayers we recite on Tisha B’Av from the rest of the year, both historical and contemporary.
Aug 4, 2005
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Six13 – Ani Maamin
Six13 – Ani Maamin
Listen to a new A Capella song performed specially for this year’s OU Tisha B’Av video by the Jewish A Capella group Six13.
Aug 2, 2005
By OU Staff
Aneinu & The Essence of a Fast Day
Aneinu & The Essence of a Fast Day
Why do we say Aneinu on both a public fast day such as Tisha B’Av and on a private fast day such as for a dream or a yahrtzeit? Aren’t their purposes different? A...
Jul 21, 2005
By Rabbi Michael Taubes
Recognizing the Mourning Light
Recognizing the Mourning Light
There are 2 different  and distinct concepts: zecher l’mikdash (remembering the Bet HaMikdash) and zecher l’churban (remembering the destruction). Zecher L’Mikdash isn’t about mourning; it’s about focusing on the glory that was...
Jul 21, 2005
By Rabbi Larry Rothwachs
Kinot and Shirat Ha’azinu
Kinot and Shirat Ha’azinu
Kinot show how we have suffered at the hands of the nations. But we must remember that it was God who allowed the churban to occur. This is the theme of...
Jul 20, 2005
By Rabbi Hershel Welcher
The Themes of the Tisha B’Av Kinot
The Themes of the Tisha B’Av Kinot
In this shiur Rabbi Feivel Wagner discusses the 3 types of Kinot we recite on Tisha B’Av: 1) mourning; 2) focus on the former glory & contrasting it with what is; 3) accepting...
Jul 20, 2005
By Rabbi Feivel Wagner

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