We’ve been kicked out of the Holy Land more than a few times by aggressors for thousands of years. At least one such massacre was caused by lack of unity, or more specifically, internal baseless hatred causing Jews to fight Jews. This month of Tammuz in our calendar, is the anniversary of the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem which began the massacre of Jews and the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash (Holy Temple) in Jerusalem. There are numerous customs and practices helping us mourn the destruction, some even on a daily basis.

Napoleon is said to have walked by a synagogue on the 9th of Av and upon hearing the Jews crying of the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash commented, “Any people which can still mourn over something destroyed 1800 years ago, will see that building rebuilt in the future.”

Join us for a text based adventure as we investigate Talmudic and Halachic literature to uncover the many customs and practices that help us remember the destruction today. Both beginners and advanced students are welcome. No Hebrew skills required.


Four session HEBREW CRASH COURSE will also occur during these times.

Email katz@jpulseboston sign up now.



Who: Rabbi Yonasan Rodkin (men’s program) and Rabbi Avi Robinson (women’s program)

When: Beginning Tues, Jul 10th. 8:30pm (2 week series on tues. & thurs. nights following mincha at 8pm)


Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served on Tues.

Chollent and mishmar following learning on Thurs. nights.