Tradition tells us that the greatest calamities to befall the Jews have happened on (or near) the ninth of Av
: the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem; the expulsions from England (1290), France (1306), and Spain (1492); even the largest mass murder of Jews in the Americas, the bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1994).
Jews are also observing on Sunday the Ninth of Av
(Tisha B'av), a day of fasting and mourning for the destruction of the two Biblical temples which stood at the site in antiquity.
on the ninth of Av
. ...On the ninth of Av
it was decreed that our fathers should not enter the [Promised] Land, the Temple was destroyed the first and second time, Bethar was captured and the city [Jerusalem] was ploughed up,"- Mishnah Ta'anit 4:6.
TB Taanit 30a cites a baraita outlining the laws of the Ninth of Av
: Our Rabbis taught: All obligations that are observed by a mourner are observed on the Ninth of Av
: one is forbidden in eating and drinking, in anointing and the wearing of shoes, and in sexual relations, and it is forbidden to read from the Torah, Nevi'im, or Ketuvim, or to learn Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, Halachot, or Aggadot.
The presentation was specially released to coincide with the Ninth of Av
, the Jewish national day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
The Ninth of Av
was the day, according to the rabbis, on which both great edifices were destroyed, the first by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, the second Temple centuries later by the Romans in the year 70.
In commemoration of the Ninth of Av
, the Jewish <br/>In commemoration of the Ninth of Av
, the Jewish<br/>holiday marking the destruction of the Temple, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reviews Israel's connection to Jerusalem.
The ninth of Av
is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and is followed by the 15th of Av which is one of the happiest.
Jerusalem / PNN -- Israeli security allowed a group of 45 Ultra-Orthodox Jews to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque late Wednesday morning, according to Azzam Al-Khatib, the director of the Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage.The Israeli police escorted the settlers inside the mosque grounds in groups of 12 to 15, the director said.The settlers' visit marked the Ninth of Av
on the Jewish calendar, which commemorates the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.
The rabbis associated the spies' report with the destructions of both Temples and other disasters said to have occurred on the ninth of Av
. In fact, rabbinic exegetes made the pole explicitly cruciform and stressed that those who carried wood and fruit were the many who defamed the Land, not Joshua and Caleb (see, e.g., Rashi on this passage).
Yonatan Bassi, the government official responsible for relocating 8,000 Jewish settlers, urged the delay to respect the Ninth of Av
(1) Since the Destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E., Jews have fasted on the Third of Tishrei, the Tenth of Tevet, the Seventeenth of Tammuz, and the Ninth of Av
in order to commemorate specific events related to the Destruction.(22)