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Tisha B'Av

As Jewish tradition tells it, on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (Tisha B’Av) our people suffered the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, as well as several other catastrophes. Jews gather each year on this day to commemorate these tragedies, chanting the book of Lamentations and singing mournful yet beautiful melodies.

On the eve of Tu B'Shvat last year, in response to the catastrophes being perpetrated upon thousands of individuals and families entering our country, Havurah joined others at the ICE headquarters in Portland for prayer, reflection, and ritual, to open our hearts to the current destruction and to turn our spirits toward insuring safety and dignity for all who enter this land.

Judi Kloper took the photo at left of Havurah members at the 2018 Tisha B'Av service.











Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784