Why we should be concerned about the 9th Av

In this week’s edition of Behind the Headlines, we will be discussing the 9th of Av that is Tisha Be’Av in the Jewish Calendar a day of mourning. On this in date awful tragedies have befallen the Jewish people. The Jewish people in Israel and all over the globe remember soberly the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem.

The 9th Av that was observed over the past weekend acts as a warning as some of the most significant and tragic events in history have befallen on the Jewish people during this date. From the expulsion of the Jewish people from England in 1290 to the Spanish inquisition in 1490. The First World War started on this date as Imperial Germany declared war on Russia. The Second World War also started on the 9th Av and the catastrophe of the Final Solution was ordered on this date by Hitler’s Deputy Goering, that was a death sentence for European Jewry and the order went on the 13th Av- July 31st, 1941.  A year later 23rd of July 1942 the Nazi death camp of Treblinka become operational and was the start of the deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto.


In this programme today we will be asking what relevance the 9th Av has for us today for the Jewish people and the world and is this God’s warning from history that when tragedy befalls the Jewish people then it will also come upon us.

Please join us live on Behind The Headlines on Wednesday at 9 pm as we discuss the incredible historic events that have been inflicted upon the Jewish people on this date in history.

21 Jul 2021

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