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August 10th and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temples

Tisha B’Av Begin August 10th at Sundown

From sunset August 10th until nightfall August 11th is Tisha B'Av – the Remembrances of the destruction of the First and Second Temples. Although a large number of disasters are said to have befallen the Jews on this day, the major commemoration is of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE, respectively. Central to the observance of this day is fasting. Although the exact date of the destruction of each of the Temples–the ancient centers of Jewish life and practice –are unknown, tradition dates the events to Tisha B’Av – the 9th of the Jewish month of Av.

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