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Tisha B'Av

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸