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Tisha B'Av

  • Aden Jews Seized in Police Raid During Tisha B’av Services

    Police accompanied by a number of Arab settlement clerks raided the Jewish quarter early on the morning of the Jewish fast-day of Tisha B’AV on July 25 and arrested a number of Yemenite Jews worshiping in a temporary synagogue, it was learned today. The arrests were stated to be part of a general hunt for… More ▸

  • Tisha B’av at Wailing Wall

    The Wailing Wall was thronged with thousands of Jews today, who came to pray on Tisha B’Av, day of mourning for the destruction of The Temple of which the wall is a relic. The event passed peacefully. It was the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the bloody anti-Jewish riots that swept Palestine in 1929. More ▸

  • Tisha B’ab Program

    A Tisha B’Ab program will be broadcast from Station WINS, under the auspices of the Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, this afternoon at 3:30. at 3:30. Rabbi Philip R. Alstat of Temple B’nai Israel of Washington Heights will speak on “That Fateful Day.” Cantor Gershon Ephros of Temple Beth Mordecai, Perth Amboy,… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Jews Will Observe Tisha B’ab at Special Services

    Thousands of Jews throughout the Borough of Brooklyn will attend special services in observance of Tisha B’ab this Saturday, it was announced yesterday by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities. These services will be conducted by the affiliates of the twenty-five constituent agencies of the Federation in cooperation with synagogues, temples, community centers, YM and… More ▸

  • Tisha B’ab Appeal Made for Help for Reich Jews

    A Tisha b’Ab appeal to the Jews of America to come to the relief of the destitute Jews of Germany was issued yesterday by Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, national chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, who is heading the German Relief Campaign. Practically half of the $2,000,000 goal for German relief has been raised, Rabbi… More ▸

  • Tisha B’ab Memories Include Dispersions, Temples Destroyed

    A country lost and a Temple destroyed 2,519 years ago was first responsible for the setting aside of the tragic day of the Ninth of Ab to commemorate Israel’s exile from its homeland. Year in and year out, Jews have for centuries gathered in their houses of worship on this day to read the Book… More ▸

  • Rabbi Samuel Horowitz’s Tisha B’av Elegies Issued

    “Elegies for the Eve of the Ninth Av,” the rendition of the “Kinoh” in English for the first time, has been published by Rabbi Samuel Horowitz, of Temple Beth El, Sunbury, Vt. The book, distributed by the Bloch Publishing Co., and the Hebrew Publishing Co., carries an introduction by the Rabbi in which he urges… More ▸

  • Sixtieth Anniversary of Dr. Ettinger on Tisha B’Ab

    Jerusalem the capital of mandated Palestine where, under the Mandate of the League of Nations, a Jewish National Home is to be re-established, paused today, the 9th day in the Hebrew month Ab, to observe the 1864th anniversary of the destruction of the Temple by the legions of Rome. Crowds filed by the Western Wall,… More ▸

  • Observance of Tisha B’ab Begins Tonight

    Traditional Jews the world over will begin observance tonight of Tisha B’ab, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Ab. The day is associated with the final destruction of the kingdom of Judah, twenty-five centuries ago, and with the destruction of the Temple by the Romans under Titus more than 600 years later. More ▸