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Tisha b'Av & Minor Fast Days

During the hottest time of the summer, when the land of Israel is parched and dry, we pause for the holiday of Tisha b’Av. It commemorates the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem and provides the opportunity to mourn for the suffering of our people and suffering throughout the world. Other minor fast days remind us of additional events from our shared history, and provide opportunities for reflection in our hectic lives. 

Out of Isolation

By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
"Take solace in the fact that she's in a better place now."  "Don't sit around moping after the breakup—you need to [no-glossary]get[/no-glossary] out!" "Cheer up! It'll get better from here...  more
Blog Post | July 23, 2014

Fasting

By CLAL
Meditations on fasting   more
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Tisha b'Av and a Re-Imagined Future

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
Our collective memory consists of the narratives and experiences individual Jews bring to the Jewish story. Tisha b’Av is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the ancient Israelite...  more
Blog Post | July 27, 2012

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