9th of av

The 9th of Av, the Day Jews & Christians Give Up Comfort to Better Desire God’s Dwelling Place

Yesterday, I was privileged to wake up before the sunrise, drive all the way to Jerusalem, stand in line for two hours in the hot sun, and ascend the Temple Mount plaza whilst reading the Psalms of Ascent and praying for the restoration of God’s holy house. I did this along with a group of...
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Is the 9th of Av for Christians Too?

The 9th of the Hebrew month of Av, which usually falls in July or August on the western calendar, is a traditional day of mourning in Judaism. Observances such as fasting food and water and restraining from pleasure and recreational activities characterize this day. In general, the day is an intentional time to mourn.  Why...
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