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The Fast of Av, Tisha B’Av

July 29

10 Av 5772 – The Fast of Av, Tisha B’Av

commemorates the destruction of the both First Temple, Second Temple and expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.


‘Mourning, Memory and Art’

Writer Richard McBee explores seven paintings that depict the Temple’s destruction.


The momentum gathers in preparation for the Days of Awe and culminates at Sukkot when we are commanded to ‘be altogether happy.’  Deut. 16:15

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The Destruction of Jerusalem (1849), lithograph from a painting by David Roberts.                            Courtesy Yeshiva University Museum (Gift of Jesselson Family)