Shabbat/ Tisha B'Av

July 20, 2018

This Shabbat is actually Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av, an auspicious and tragic day in Jewish history. According to tradition, on this day, the Romans, after an extended siege, destroyed the city of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE.

Shabbat and the Fourth of July

June 29, 2018

The Fourth of July, of course, isn’t a Jewish holiday, but it’s certainly a holiday that most of us American Jews appreciate.