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What is Tishah b'Av?

Tishah b'Av, also known as the 9th of Av, is one of the two annual 25 hour long fast days. Known as the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, Tishah b'Av is...

When do the rules pertaining to the Nine Days start?

They start at sunset 1 prior to Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. Below are the dates for the next few years:  2009 Sundown July 21 2010 Sundown...

Can I brush my teeth or shower on Tishah B'Av?

It is not permitted to brush teeth, rinse out your mouth, or shower/bathe on the 9th of Av. [Ed. note: Please also read "What is forbidden...

Inside The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks 17th of Tammuz: the day when the Jerusalem walls were breached, leading three weeks later, on the 9th of Av, to the destruction of both...

When do the rules of the Nine Days end?

All the laws of the Nine Days (and the Three Weeks) are in effect until halachic midday of the day after Tishah B'Av, the 10th of Av. This is because...

When do we read the Megillah?

The most common Megillah is Megillat Esther - the Scroll of Esther which contains the Purim story. Megillat Esther is read twice on Purim: once on...

It's Been Two Thousand Years; Can We Still Be in Love?

On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 -- the Ninth of Av on the Jewish calendar -- we commemorate the destruction of our ancient temple in Jerusalem, which was...

When Jerusalem Burned

At the beginning of the Common Era, a new group arose among the Jews: the Zealots (in Hebrew, Ka-na-im). These anti-Roman rebels were active for more than...

The Resonance of Jerusalem

Everyone who lives in Jerusalem — especially those like me who were born here — is in love with the city, really in love. For us, it is not...

The Wheel of Life

"There is a wheel that turns in the world" -- Talmud, Shabbat 151b In August of 1940 the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch,...