Tisha B'av

The Fast of the Ninth of Av

2024 dates:
Begins Monday evening August 12, 2024

Continues Tuesday August 13, 2024

The day primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples: the first time by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, the second by the Romans in 70 CE.

Many other tragedies of the Jewish people have occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

Summary of information about the day:
Historical background - How we observe the day - Synagogue services

A variety of useful links:
English language websites - Hebrew language websites - Other languages