Tisha be-Av (Ninth of Av) Resources

In the catalog Ninth of  Av is a day of mourning commemorating several tragedies that happened to occur on this date. Traditionally, one would fast from sundown to sundown, recite lamentations (kinot), and read the Biblical book of Lamentations.

On the shelf

Books on Tisha be'Av: BM 695 T5.7
Kinot and Tisha be'Av liturgy: BM 675 K5
Lamentations: BS 1531-1535.5

Internet Sites

Tisha B'Av at Judaism 101
Introductory article on the origins and customs of the day.

Tisha B'Av at MyJewishLearning.com
Articles on the history and customs of the day.

Tisha B'Av at Reform Judaism
This site gives an overview of the history and practices of this day of mourning

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