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Observing Tisha B'Av - The Ninth of Av

Past Sessions
Sunday, August 11, 2019 10 Av 5779 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Beit Midrash
Sunday, August 11, 2019 10 Av 5779 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Beit Midrash
Saturday, August 10, 2019 9 Av 5779 - 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Beit Midrah

Saturday, August 10 at 8:30 PM

We will observe Tisha B’Av with prayer and reflection on Saturday evening. During the Evening Service for Tisha B’Av we recite the Bible’s Book of Lamentations, Eikhah. We will also consider the meanings of this occasion for today with Rabbi Shulman. Tisha B’Av is our calendar’s date of mourning. On the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av we recall tragic events in Jewish history and their legacies which have shaped our identity and values. Foremost among the events we remember are the destructions of the two Temples in Jerusalem. The Babylonians destroyed the First Temple in the year 586 BCE. The Romans destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE.

Sunday, August 11 at 9:00 AM

We will also gather on Sunday morning in observance of Tisha B’Av. Our Morning Minyan will include the prayer customs of this solemn day. We don’t wear Tallit or Tefillin on the morning of Tisha B’Av as a sign of mourning. At 9:45 a.m. we’ll join together in study and discussion about issues in contemporary Jewish life as we reflect on the meanings of Jewish history for today.

Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 PM

At 1 p.m. we’ll return for a special Minhah, afternoon prayer minyan, during which we wear the Tallit and Tefillin we didn’t put on in the morning.

Tisha B’Av is a full or partial day of fasting and introspection observed with emotion as we transform trauma into wisdom through ritual and conversation.

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