This weekend: Tisha b’Av on Shabbat

This year, Tisha b’Av  – the ninth day of the month of Av and the saddest day on the Jewish calendar – falls on Shabbat. Because of the holiness of Shabbat, the Tisha b’Av is postponed to after Shabbat, according to an email we received from Chabad. The fast begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and continues through 7:57 p.m. on Sunday.

What does this mean to those who observe Tisha b’Av – the date on which both the Temples were destroyed? Here are some guidelines from the Rohr Chabad Center at Arizona State University website.

On the eve of Tisha b’Av, commemorations include reading the Book of Lamentations. For more details, click here.
Here is a list of local Tisha b’Av commemorations that we received; contact your local synagogue for others.

  • Chabad Center for Jewish Life: Book of Lamentations readings and candlelight discussion. 8:20 p.m. at 3875 W. Ray Road, Suite 6, Chandler. Reservations: 480-855-4333.
  • Congregation Or Chadash and Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley join together for an evening of learning and community. 7:30 p.m. at Or Chadash, 9096 E. Bahia Drive, Suite 106, Scottsdale. 480-342-8858.
  • Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley: Poetry, meditative readings and the chanting of the Book of Lamentations. 7:30 p.m. at 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona.

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