Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av, is a solemn fast day that commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. The fast, like Yom Kippur, starts at sundown and lasts until dark the following day.
Between ma’ariv and the chanting of Eikhah, the Book of Lamentations, we have a study session on the themes or the liturgy of the day.
Sat / Aug 6 / 8:05 pm / Fast Begins
Sun / Aug 7 / 8:38 pm / Fast Ends
Tisha b'Av Learning and Service
Sat / Aug 6 / 8:15 pm
Confronting God, the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and the bystanders to the genocide in which six million Jews were murdered, Menachem Rosensaft's new book of poetry also reflects on themes that echo from then to now: other global genocides, the urgency of racial justice, and the separation and loss experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosensaft will discuss his writing process and share selections from his latest volume.
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Ma’ariv and Reading of Megillat Eikhah
Sat / Aug 6 / 9:00 pm