Tisha BAv

Tisha BAv

Tisha B'Av תשעה באב‎ or ט' באב is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar.

The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date (more). Accordingly, the day has been called the "saddest day in Jewish history".

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Eicha: The Book of Lamentations Eicha: The Book of Lamentations The Book of Lamentations / אֵיכָה‎ (also Eikha, ʾēḫā(h)) is a book of the Hebrew Bible. In Judaism it is traditionally recited on the fast day of Tisha B'Av and in Christianity it is traditionally read during Tenebrae of the Holy Triduum. ...
Kinnot: The Tisha B-Av Siddur Kinnot: The Tisha B-Av Siddur Kinnot/קינות‎ (also kinnos, kinoth, qinot, qinoth; singular kinah or qinah) are dirges (sad poems) or elegies traditionally recited by Jews on Tisha B'Av to mourn the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and other tragedies in Jewish history, including the Crusades and the Holocaust. The Kinnot are recited on the night of Tisha B'Av after reciting the Book of Lamentations, which was also called Kinnot in the Talmudic era (source) before it assumed its more familiar name of Eichah. The term is also used for a dirge or lament especially as sung by Jewish professional mourning women.  ...