Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av, commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE, respectively, and is the culmination of a three-week period that begins on the minor fast day of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz (17th of Tammuz–observed July 11, 2017). It is a day of mourning and fasting in the Jewish calendar.

"Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem" by Francesco Hayez, 1867

“Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem” by Francesco Hayez, 1867

Tisha B’Av 5778/2017 (coming soon)

July 22, 2017