Tisha B'Av

  • 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 ▸

  • 50,000 Palestine Jews Visit Wailing Wall on Tisha B’ab

    Approximately 50,000 Jews from all parts of Palestine visited the Wailing Wall during the observance of Tisha B’ab on Thursday, the Hebrew press here estimates today. Prominent among the visitors to the Wall were hundreds of Jewish soldiers and members of the women’s auxiliary corps. The traditional prayers were recited by a uniformed Jewish chaplain,… More ▸