22 07, 2018

Tisha B’Av is not the date temples were destroyed

By |2018-07-22T09:55:23-07:00July 22nd, 2018|Thoughts|

Today, July 22, 2018, 10 Av according to the Jewish calendar, many Jews fast. The fast this year is not on 9 Av because 9 Av, Tisha B’Av in Hebrew, occurs on Shabbat when it is inappropriate to fast, so the fast is delayed until the next day.[1] Tradition states that the ninth of Av [...]

3 08, 2016

Some facts about fast days’ connection to seven

By |2016-08-03T04:06:26-07:00August 3rd, 2016|Thoughts|

                                                                                      Some facts about fast days’ connection to seven   The numbers seven and three occur well over a hundred times in Judaism, as do their combination [...]

1 08, 2014

When were the Jewish temples destroyed?

By |2014-08-03T15:40:14-07:00August 1st, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                      When were the Jewish temples destroyed?   The Jewish fast day of Tisha[1] B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av, occurring in 2014 on the eve of August 4 and the day of August 5,[2] commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples. However, neither temple was razed on [...]

11 07, 2013

Tisha b’Av and the number seven

By |2013-07-11T06:32:49-07:00July 11th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                      By Israel Drazin   The number seven is connected to Jewish holidays and practices in well over a hundred instances. Seven has a spiritual implication in Judaism.[1] It reminds Jews of the basic Jewish concept of seven: the seven days of creation that is stressed in the beginning of the Bible and in [...]