9th of Av. Tisha B’Av mourns the destruction of the first & second temples in 586 B.C.E. & 70
C.E. respectively. Tisha B’Av also mourns the exile of the Jewish people & commemorates
other Jewish tragedies such as the Spanish Inquisition.
Many Jews fast all day. Many Jews attend services, which may include special prayers for
specific Jewish tragedies. Also, the book of Lamentations may be read.