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 5, 2015). It is a day of mourning and fasting in the Jewish calendar.
Tikvat Israel will observe Tisha B’Av jointly with Congregation Shaare Tefila. Join us on Saturday, July 25, at 9:30 p.m. at TI for Maariv and the chanting of Megillat Eicha (Lamentations). Participants are encouraged to bring small flashlights. Leather shoes are not worn.
- Saturday, August 13 — 9:15 pm at Shaare Tefila: Ma’ariv and the chanting of Megillat Eicha. Participants are encouraged to bring small flashlights. (Shaare Tefila is located at 16620 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832)
- Sunday, August 14 — 9:00 am at Tikvat Israel: Torah and haftarah readings from the Book of Isaiah
- Sunday, August 14 — 4:00 pm at Tikvat Israel: Minchah
- The full fast ends at approximately 8:45 pm and so there will be no Ma’ariv service on Aug. 14.