(Israel National News) Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of Av in the Hebrew calendar, is a sundown-to-sundown fast, a day of mourning marking the destruction of the First and Second Jewish Temples in Jerusalem, the subsequent exile from the Land of Israel, as well as other historical calamities that befell the Jewish People on the same date. This year the fast began at 7:43 p.m. Saturday in Jerusalem and will end on Sunday at 8:09 p.m.

Among the calamities that occurred on this day …

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