Tisha B'Av Day 2022 is on Friday, August 5, 2022: To all Jews: Why is Tisha B'av perceived as being a bad day?

Friday, August 5, 2022 is Tisha B'Av Day 2022. Temple Sinai, North Miami Beach, FL - Rabbi Young - Sermon on Tisha B' Sermon on Tisha B'av

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To all Jews: Why is Tisha B’av perceived as being a bad day?

Just a few of clamaties that have befallen the Jews on Tisha b'av:

Both temples were destroyed

Jerusalem was plowed into the ground by the Romans

The city of Betar was destroyed by the Romans

The Spanish Inquisition started

Guess what day the conference leading to the extermination of the Jews was on (no prizes- its just too obvious!)

So those are a few of the major ones- they are other lesser ones as well, but the day is one that is VERY bad luck for the Jews and on which some of our greatest tragedies have occurred.

To all Jews: Why is Tisha B’av perceived as being a bad day?

To all Jews: Why is Tisha B'av perceived as being a bad day?

Just a few of clamaties that have befallen the Jews on Tisha b'av:

Both temples were destroyed

Jerusalem was plowed into the ground by the Romans

The city of Betar was destroyed by the Romans

The Spanish Inquisition started

Guess what day the conference leading to the extermination of the Jews was on (no prizes- its just too obvious!)

So those are a few of the major ones- they are other lesser ones as well, but the day is one that is VERY bad luck for the Jews and on which some of our greatest tragedies have occurred.

When was Tisha B’Av introduced as a formal day of commemoration in Judaism?

When was Tisha B'Av introduced as a formal day of commemoration in Judaism?

It was apparently a fast day from the time of the destruction of the First Temple, as this passage appears to indicate a prophetic vision of the future messianic age that will turn this day from a day of mourning to one of joyous celebration in worship:

"The fast day of the fifth month (Tisha B'Av) will yet become for the household of Israel a day of rejoicing and of happiness."(Zecharia 8:19).

However, after the destruction of the Second Temple, the sages who wrote down the Oral Torah gave us many of the customs to help us remember. Sadly, this date has other tragedies to the Jewish people that happened even after the destruction of the Second Temple.

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