Valerie Moody


The Feasts


Tisha B’Av

The Fast of the Fifth Month or Tisha B’Av is a feast of the people that mourns the loss of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, and other tragedies of the Jewish people. Tisha B’ Av literally means the “ninth of Av,” the ninth day of the fifth month. It has been a day of fasting for 2,600 years and is mentioned in Zechariah 7:3 and 8:19.

This chapter in the Feast Book will horrify you with the devastation of Jerusalem and the Jewish people across the centuries. Every tragedy fell on, or near, this day of the year. It will lead you through the modern observance of Tisha B’Av, and share its profound spiritual meaning of how God turns sorrow into joy! This chapter also gives the website for placing a prayer in the Western Wall.