Tisha B'Av

The Ninth of Av Fast Day

Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (July 17-18, 2021), 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, July 17, 2021 at 8:24 pm
The Fast Ends nightfall of  Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8:57pm

Schedule at Chabad

Shabbos afternoon: Finish your meal by 8:24 pm - The Fast begins

Shabbos ends 9:12 pm - Change into non leather shoes

9:45 pm Maariv, and Eicha

Tisha B'Av, Sunday, July 18

9:00 am Shacharit (without Tallis and Tefillin)

Followed by Kinus with our Kollel Rabbis

7:15 pm conclude Shacharit with Tallit and Tefillin,  Mincha

Maariv 8:45 pm

Fast Ends: 8:57 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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