Catastrophe and Communion: Reflections on Tisha b’Av
August 1, 2016
Author: David Brickner

This month many Jewish people will join in mourning over an especially tragic date. According to Jewish tradition,Tisha b’Av—or the ninth day of the month of Av—is the date of destruction for both the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

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Is there a Temple in Your Future?
July 22, 2015
Author: David Brickner

What did Jesus have to say about the Temple? Will the Temple be rebuilt? And does it make any difference to you either way?

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Tisha B’Av Dove

Tisha B’Av: Remembering through Resilience
July 9, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

The nine days leading up to Tisha B’Av are a time of intensive mourning for observant Jews. Tisha B’Av is remembered as the most tragic day in Jewish history. It falls on July16 this year. On this day, the first and second temples in Jerusalem were destroyed (586 BCE and 70 AD)…

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How Many Temples?
October 1, 2005
Topics: tisha b av, temple
Author: Jews for Jesus

One of our readers posed this question: I have had a slight confusion for some time which was brought to the front burner when I read in the July 15 issue of JFJ Realtime* about Tisha b’Av. I have always” thought there were three temples, although...

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Graveside Poem
Topics: poetry, tisha b av
Author: Russ Resnik

On Tisha B’Av my fathers sat by gravesides and memorial, intent on grief, on a Polish mound under iron skies to stalk their prey. Overtaken, its bitter yield, salted by tears for their sins and Zion’s pain, strengthened them for exile’s task and...

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Peace in the Middle East
August 1, 1995
Topics: tisha b av
Author: Tuvya Zaretsky

Recently I participated in a conference sponsored by Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (EMEU). The purpose of the conference was to bring Middle Eastern Christians to the attention of the Church in the Western world. Originally, EMEU had forgotten that the...

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Tisha B’Av and Related Mourning Times
Author: Rich Robinson

These days are observed only by traditional Orthodox Jews. Some non-Orthodox Jews tend to recognize them as important in Jewish tradition but do not encourage traditional observance. Sheva Asar be-Tammuz Meaning of Name: The 17th of Tammuz English Name: The Fast of...

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Who is a Jew?
September 1, 1985
Topics: tisha b av
Author: Jews for Jesus

How can you say you’re still a Jew?” I imagine that question is asked of many Jewish Christians. It was my sister who posed it to me. I believe that this question arises from the difficulty that most Jews have in reconciling the image of an infinite,...

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