Mourning? Yes. Depression? No way!
The author of Avodat Israel likens the Almighty’s sadness to a king’s sadness and explains the role of a king’s servants when their master is grief-stricken.
What to Eat During the Nine Days? Dr. Rina Granot Suggests a Complete Manual
What are we eating today? If you encounter this question again and again (or you yourself are asking it) and if you are fed up with a 9-Days Menu based on hot dogs and pizza, you are invited to hear nutritionist Dr. Rina Granot’s ideas. If you didn’t prepare yourself this year, you’ll know what to do next year.
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Tisha B'Av
What is the connection between Tisha B'Av and the Holocaust? Who ordained this day as a fast day and why in the future will this day turn from a day of mourning to a day of joy? Everything you wanted to know about Tisha B'Av but had no one to ask.
Tisha B'Av - 10 Facts About the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations, which is written in scroll form, is read in the synagogue on Tisha B'Av. It describes the calamities experienced by the Jews at the time of the First Temple’s destruction.
The Philosopher Couldn’t Figure Out Why We Are Crying on Tisha B’Av
What are we supposed to feel on Tisha B'Av? Aren’t we crying over spilled milk? An article about a puzzle that even Plato couldn’t figure out …
Mourning the Destruction of the Temple: Showing that We Care
Is it true that the Messiah will be born on Tisha B'Av? Why do we fast on Tisha B'Av and not on other tragic days? Rabbi Breitowitz with a penetrating message in preparation for Tisha B'Av
Watch: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Z"L Crying While Reciting Kinnot on Tisha B'Av
"For these things I weep; my eye, my eye, sheds tears". What did the Tisha B'Av of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z"l look like? Watch a thrilling documentation
Watch: What does it Mean ’Jerusalem has been Destroyed’?
Why do we mourn the destruction of Jerusalem, when it seems that Jerusalem is prospering today? Watch a short inspiring clip in preparation for Tisha B'Av
Q & A - Wearing New Clothes and Swimming During the Three Weeks
Explaining the different customs regarding buying new clothes and going swimming during the three weeks.
Ten Facts About the Three Weeks
During these weeks we keep laws of mourning for the First and Second Temples’ destruction, with the mourning intensifying the closer we get to Tisha B’Av.
Why We Cry Over the Destruction of the Temple
Why do the Jewish People continue mourning the destruction of the Temple for almost two millennia, while the nations of the world move on from their losses quickly?
Tisha B’Av – Projection and Baseless Hatred
We must allow ourselves to step out of our own emotions and think objectively what it must be like from someone else's point of view
Why Fast on the 17th of Tammuz
What is the purpose of the fast on the Seventeenth of Tamuz? Learn how this fast day will help us improve our behavior and conduct towards our fellow Jews
The Fast of the Tenth of Tevet — Question and Answers
What is the reason for the fast of the Tenth of Tevet, and what is forbidden to do on a fast day?
Tisha B’av - Redefining Baseless Hate
Baseless hate as described in the Gemara, refers not to active hatred, but to disinterest in preventing others from slipping into heretical views