Arutz Sheva: “Hundreds of Jews came to the Temple Mount Monday in honor of Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Temples by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively.
But their visit was cut short as Muslim worshipers physically blocked them and appeared to be preparing a riot.”
Opinion: Tisha B’Av begins at sundown tonight thru sundown tomorrow. Trouble on the Temple Mount is an ominous reminder of the catastrophes that have occurred on this date in history.
Tisha B”Av, an annual fast day in Judaism named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date.
Five calamities of Tisha B Av:
1. 586 BC, the first temple, Solomon’s Temple, is destroyed beginning the Babylonian Captivity
2. 70 AD, the second temple, Herod’s Temple, is destroyed scattering the Jews to the four corners of the earth
4. 1290 AD, the Jews were expelled from England