Tisha B'Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, "the Ninth of Av,") 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 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date.

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List of Dates

Tish'a B'Av begins in the Diaspora on:

Recommended Books

Koren Masorat HaRav Kinot, The Complete Tisha B'Av Service with Commentary by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Koren Masorat HaRav Kinot, The Complete Tisha B'Av Service with Commentary by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Tishah B'Av: Texts, Readings and Insights: A Presentation Based on Talmudic and Traditional Sources
Tishah B'Av
by Avrohom Chaim Feuer and Shimon Finkelman
Tisha B'av Compendium: Tephilot and Kinot
Tisha B'av Compendium
by Abraham Rosenfeld

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 4:25 - 4:40

1: Deuteronomy 4:25-29
2: Deuteronomy 4:30-35
3: Deuteronomy 4:36-40

Haftarah: Jeremiah 8:13 - 9:23

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Hebrew - English Bible
Mechon Mamre
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Tish%27a B%27Av" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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