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Tisha B'Av

  • 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 ▸

  • 2 Powers Give 400 Polish Jews Permit for Tisha B’ab Visit

    Four hundred Polish Jews Thursday went on a pilgrimage to Lyegyman, Lithuania, to visit and pray at the graves of famous rabbis there. Despite the fact that the Polish-Lithuanian border is officially closed because of the strained diplomatic relations which have been existing between the two countries during the past few years, special permission was… More ▸

  • Make Tisha B’ab Collections for J. N. F. in Synagogues

    Tisha B’Ab, the Jewish rellgious fast commemorating the conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple by the Roman legions which marked the loss of Judea’s national independence, was celebrated Wednesday night and yesterday in synagogues throughout the world. The fast coincides with the 186th anniversary of the invasion of the Roman soldiers into… More ▸

  • Jewish Fast of Tisha B’ab Begins To-night

    The fast of Tisha B’Ab, which is observed by Jews throughout the world in commemoration of the destruction of the First and Second Temples, begins at sundown tonight and ends at sundown tomorrow. Besides abstaining from food, Orthodox Jews will observe the fast by special services in the synagogues tonight and tomorrow morning. The reading… More ▸

  • Polish J.N.F. in Tisha B’ab Land Redemption Campaign

    In connection with the events in Palestine last year during Tisha B’Ab, the Jewish National Fund of Poland has proclaimed an All-Poland campaign for the redemption of the land in Palestine and as a protest against the British policy in Palestine. More ▸

  • New Restrictions Imposed at Wailing Wall for Tisha B’ab Services

    Unprecedented restrictions for the Jewish worshippers at the Wailing Wall during the Tisha B’Ab services which begin tomorrow at sunset were promulgated today by Keith Roach, district commissioner of Jerusalem. The restrictions include a prohibition of the use of candles at the Wall for the reading of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, the use of mats… More ▸