Tisha B’Av 5775 (2015)

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Tisha B’Av (the 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar) falls on Saturday, July 25, 2015, on our Western calendar this year. It officially starts at sundown on Friday, July 24th; however, since it is falling on the Sabbath this year, it will be observed starting at sundown on Saturday, July 25th (when the Sabbath officially ends), and ending at sundown on Sunday, July 26th. I have written about Tisha B’ Av” (reblogging the original post) for the past three years, and I decided to repost it again today (see below). It is customary to read from the books of Lamentations and Job in the Old Testament on this day known as an “official day of mourning and fasting” due to a series of catastrophes (listed below) that occurred on this exact same day over a period of centuries including the destruction of the First…

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