Tisha B'Av

  • Tisha B’av Observed in Israel; Restaurants and Cinemas Closed

    Hundreds of government employees were absent from work today to take part in observance of Tisha B’av which began at dusk yesterday as all cinemas and eating places closed while worshippers streamed into synagogues. Thousands made the pilgrimage to Mount Zion, the nearest spot to the Wailing Wall in the old city of Jerusalem, to… More ▸

  • Thousands Mark Tisha B’av at King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem

    Thousands of Israelis and large numbers of American Jewish youths now visiting Israel yesterday marked Tisha B’Av, the traditional day of mourning for the destroyed Temple, by visiting King David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion where they prayed and listened to eulogies of the 6,000,000 Jews martyred by the Nazis in Europe. In the evening, after… More ▸

  • 30,000 Gather at Wailing Wall to Mark Observance of Tisha B’av

    An estimated 30, 000 Jews assembled at the wailing Wall last night to mark the observance of Tisha b’Av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple, of which the Wailing Wall is the only remaining section. High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMacheal today paid a farewell visit to the Hebrew University, where he heard a report… More ▸

  • Many Soldiers Watch Tisha B’ab Services at Wailing Wall

    Large numbers of soldiers, Jewish and non Jewish, members of the Allied armies now stationed in Palestine, were among a crowd of many thousands who visited at the Wailing Wall yesterday. The traditional Jewish religious services, morning the destruction of the Temple, were held on the site of the ancient Temple. The Hebrew press in… More ▸

  • Tisha B’ab Draws Crowds to London Synagogues; Chief Rabbi Broadcasts to America

    Jewish leaders here today expressed satisfaction over the fact that the British Broadcasting Corporation, which is controlled by the British Government, has granted time to Chief Rabbi Dr. J.H. Hertz for a Tisha B’Ab broadcast commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The broadcast was also carried over the North American service of the… More ▸