Tisha B’Av Resources July 26-27, 2023
10 Av, 5783

Jewish people observe Tisha B’Av each year to commemorate the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent persecution of Jewish communities throughout history. Explore these resources to connect Tisha B’Av to modern struggles against violence and oppression around the world today.

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Tisha B’Av is considered the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, when Jewish people mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and the persecution suffered through two millennia of diaspora. This tragic day in Jewish history motivates us to stand up for other minority populations facing persecution around the world today. Read below for readings that connect the themes of Tisha B’Av to AJWS’s work for social change.

Readings & Rituals

Spark conversation and thought about global justice as you observe Tisha B’Av this year.