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Join us for Tisha B'Av  -The Day of Destruction & Renewal

Date & Time:
Saturday, August 10th 9:10 PM - Evening service and reading of the book of Eicha
Sunday, August 11th @ 7:30 PM- Special Video Documentary - The Light of Fire
Click here for details and to RSVP.
(6:45 pm - Mincha with Tallit & Tefillin will precede the video screening)

Location: Chabad Jewish Center of Novato
7430 Redwood Blvd. Suite D Novato, CA

No Charge 
RSVP appreciated. Email Rabbi@JewishNovato.com if you think you can make it, or simply reply to this email. 
Please consider sponsoring this event for $100


What is Tisha B'Av?

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, "Tisha B'Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began.

Tisha B'Av starts at sundown of the eighth of Av and lasts till the following nightfall. During this time-period we fast, eschew pleasurable activities and amenities, and lament the destruction of the Holy Temple and our nation’s exile.

It is a tradition, however, that Tisha B'Av is also the birthday of our Redeemer. This symbolizes the idea that from the ashes of the destroyed temple will rise an incomparably magnificent edifice; exile will give birth to redemption. Thus Tisha B’Av is also a day of anticipation and hope, for "One who mourns Jerusalem will merit seeing her happiness."


Tisha B'Av Schedule at Chabad Jewish Center of Novato:

Saturday evening, August 10th, Tisha B'Av eve
Evening service and Eicha 9:10 pm

Sunday evening August 11th, Tisha B'Av Day

Mincha (with Tallit and Tefillin): 6:45 pm
Special Video Presentation: 7:30 pm
May we merit to celebrate Tisha B'Av this year together with Moshiach and the rebuilding of our third Holy Temple, AMEN!


What happened on the Ninth of Av?
A Historical Overview
The 9th of Av, Tisha b'Av, commemorates a list of catastrophes so severe it's clearly a day specially cursed by G‑d. Another confirmation of our deeply held conviction that history isn't haphazard.
Tisha B'Av That Falls on Shabbat or Sunday
On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. This causes changes in many of the Tisha B'Av laws and customs.
The Laws of Mourning
As part of our mourning for the destruction of the Temple and the exile of Israel, we abstain from many pleasurable activities on the night and day of Av 9, first and foremost: eating and drinking.
Order of the Day
A Step-By-Step Guide to Tisha b'Av Observance
The Separation Meal, the Book of Lamentations, elegies, prayers, Torah Readings, the break-fast, and more.

History History
The Destruction of the Temples 
Insights Insights
Thoughts and Reflections