Tisha B'Av

The Ninth of Av Fast Day

Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (August 6-7), is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive ourselves and pray. It is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

 

The Fast Begins on Shabbat Night, August 6, 2022 at 8:01 pm
The Fast Ends nightfall of  Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 8:36 pm

 

Schedule at Chabad

 

Shabbos afternoon: Finish your meal by 8:01 pm - The Fast begins

Shabbos ends 8:51 pm - Change into non leather shoes

9:00 pm Maariv and Eicha (Lamentations)

 

Tisha B'Av, Sunday, August 7, 2022

9:00 am Shacharit (without Tallis and Tefillin)

Followed by Kinus with our Kollel Rabbis

7:30 pm conclude Shacharit with Tallit and Tefillin,  Mincha

Maariv 8:30 pm

Fast Ends: 8:36 pm

 

On Tisha B'Av we do not:

  • eat or drink
  • wear leather footwear
  • bathe or wash ourselves (washing only until the knuckle when mandated by halachah)
  • apply ointments or creams
  • engage in marital relations or any form of intimacy
  • sit on a normal-height chair until  chatzot (the time when the sun has reached its apex)
  • study Torah (except for the “sad” parts that deal with the destruction of the Temples, etc.)
  • send gifts, or even greet one another (you may respond to greetings)
  • engage in outings, trips or similar pleasurable activities
  • wear fine, festive clothing

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