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Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av (the Ninth of Av) is a time of mourning the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and the Exile of the Jewish people.  The haunting melody of Eicha (the Book of Lamentations) and the kinot (songs of mourning and loss) that we sing help us “remember” these moments of destruction and loss.  This time of fasting and reflection upon the repeated tragedies the Jewish people have overcome in our history is considered the nadir of the Jewish year.  

This year, the fast day of Tisha B’Av begins after Shabbat on Saturday, August 6th, and continues throughout the day on Sunday.

Saturday, August 6 | 8:45 PM
PSJC will begin the observance of Tisha B’Av together as a community, with services (including the reading of Eicha (the Book of Lamentations). We will gather in person in our Lower Sanctuary; the service will be available on Zoom as well.

Sunday, August 7 | throughout the day
Tisha B’Av continues throughout the day on Sunday.
It is particularly meaningful to reach out to our neighbors on this day.
Please consider joining other PSJCers in attending:

Eicha

Kinot