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What Can I Learn on Tisha BAv?


Various Rabbis

Av 2, 5781
I heard that on Tisha B’Av one should only learn things that have to do with the Churban, the destruction, of the temple. Can you give me some examples of things that i can learn?
This is a list of some of the things you can learn on Tisha B'Av: Tanach (bible): The scroll of Eicha with the commentators, the Mdrash of Eich Raba, Melachim b: chapters 24-25, Yirmiyahu: chapters 36-43, Iyov: the bad parts (most of the book). Gemara: Shabbat 55A, Ta'anit 26A (five things had occurred...), Moed Katan: all the chapter of "Ve'elo megalchin" (chapter 3), Gitin the stories of the distruction from page 55A, Baba Batra 60a. Halacha: Shulchan Aruch Yore De'aa 341-403 - the laws of mourning, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 554-561- tha laws of Tisha B'Av. Jewish Thought: Netzach Yisrael of the Mahral chapters 4-9 disscusing the stories of the distruction. Non-Jewish Books: The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus, history books who tell about the time of the Churban, books about the holocaust.
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