Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Mourning the Temple on Tisha B'Ab
With thanks: Ruth
Today is Tisha B'Ab (Ninth of Av) - the saddest day of the Jewish calendar. Jews fast in memory of the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD.
Here is a lamentation from the Megillat Ekha for Tisha B'Ab by Rabbi Meir Attia in the Moroccan tradition, one of seventy videos from the website Darke Abotenou. (Way of our fathers).
This website was started by two Canadian students of Moroccan heritage in 2008, fearing that their unique traditions would be lost unless someone made an effort to preserve them.
Something light for Tisha B'Ab
Tisha B'Av , Tunisian style