A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tisha B'Av

It's Tisha B'Av, a fast day in Judaism marking the fall of the First and Second Temples. It's a tense one in Israel following the enormous protest marches of unprecedented size over the weekend, protesting housing prices and the economy generally. As always, I try to note the holidays and holy days celebrated in the region and greet my readers on them.

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