Discover Tu B’Av, the Jewish Holiday of Love

Aug 09, 2022  |  By Rachel Feldman

This Thursday night, August 11, 2022, is the start of Tu B’Av, or the 15th of the month of Av, a lesser-known Jewish holiday celebrating couples and romantic love, which will end at sundown on Friday, August 12. Learn about its fascinating history and unique customs below! From the Beginning The earliest known mention of Tu B’Av in Jewish sources can be found in the Mishnah (the older part of […]

 

Tisha B’Av: A Time to Mourn

Aug 04, 2022  |  By Evelina G

This year Tisha B’Av, one of the saddest dates in the Jewish calendar, is observed on Saturday night, August 6, through Sunday, August 7. What happened to the Jewish people, to Jerusalem, and to the Holy Temple on this day? Read on to find out more, along with the different ways Jews have been commemorating this difficult day for generations. A Day of Tragedies Tisha B’Av, or the 9th of […]

 

Jerusalem: Holy City for Three Faiths

Aug 03, 2022  |  By Evelina G

You’ve probably heard that Jerusalem has religious significance to Jews, Christians, and Muslims – but why exactly, and how is that importance expressed? What does each community believe about the Holy City? Dive in to learn more about the fascinating spiritual history of the city claimed by each of the major Abrahamic faiths! 1. Judaism For Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest place in the world, and the site of the […]