The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Photo courtesy The Yorck Project via Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Tisha B’Av: An unloved Jewish holiday gets a makeover

(RNS) Tisha B’Av, many rabbis say, can be a hard holiday to sell, with its commemoration of the most depressing events of Jewish history. But many of those same rabbis are trying to revive interest in Tisha B’Av, with new rituals and practices to which modern, nontraditional Jews can better relate.