Just and holy God,
receive our fear, our shame, our grief, our anger.
Help us to overcome them,
to use these energies in the service of healing.
Tishah B'Av, observed on the 9th (tishah) of the Hebrew month of Av, is a day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. In modern times it has become a day to remember all Jewish suffering and loss.
In Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week - the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat, this holiday is central to Jewish Life.