Tisha B’Av marks the the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem in the year 586 BCE. It comes at the end of a three-week period that led to the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. On Tisha B’Av the entire Jewish community mourns the destruction of both Temples and other tragic events throughout Jewish history.
We will gather on Saturday evening to hear the reading of the Book of Lamentations (Eikhah) and special liturgical poems (Kinot). We will turn down the lights for a moving and meaningful experience.
Services continue on Sunday morning without tallit and t’fillin. As the day comes to an end, tallit and t’fillin are put on for Minhah services.
Tisha B’Av takes place during the summer months, so many people may not have heard the reading of Eikhah or participated in the Tisha B’Av services before. As a people we come together in times of simhah, but also in times of mourning. If you have never experienced Tisha B’Av before we encourage you to come this year.
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Saturday, August 6
8:05 pm Fast for Tisha B’Av begins
9:00 pm Ma’ariv for Tisha B’Av with Reading of Eikhah & Kinot
Sunday, August 7
8:45 am Shaharit with Torah Reading, Haftarah, and Kinot
7:30 pm Minhah with T’fillin and Ma’ariv
8:38 pm Fast ends