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Tisha B'av Eve Lecture and Eicha

Tisha B'av Eve Lecture and Eicha


Monday, July 31

 7:15 - Lecture by the honorable Richard Okrent pasted-image-37.png 

From Servant to Superman

The Golem as a response to Jewish Suffering 


 8:15 pm - Seudah hamafseket.  This final meal before the fast   consists of only one cooked food, customarily an egg dipped in ashes.

8:45 pm - Fast begins

8:45 pm - Maariv and Eichah, the Book of Lamentations 


The Ninth of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began.

Tisha b'Av starts at sundown of the eighth of Av and lasts till the following nightfall. During this time-period we fast, eschew pleasurable activities and amenities, and lament the destruction of the Holy Temple and our nation’s exile.

History History
The Destruction of the Temples 
Insights Insights
Thoughts and Reflections 


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