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The "Three Weeks" 5777 (2017)

The "Three Weeks" 5777 (2017)

11 July - 1 August, 2017


The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. With an eye to the future, we also learn about the Third Temple, which is yet to be built.

The period begins on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.

It reaches its climax and concludes with the fast of the 9th of Av, the date when both Holy Temples were set aflame. This is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date that many other tragedies befell our people . . .  read more

Tisha B’Av Fast: Begins: 5:15 pm (other cities) | Ends: 5:43 pm (other cities)
The Holy Temple
A Repository of Articles, Classes, Stories and More Regarding the Beit Hamikdash
Audio and Video on the Three Weeks and Tisha b'Av


Monday, 1 August 2017
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Nightfall 31 July - Nightfall 1 August, 2017
The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, “Tisha B’Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed...