Destruction of the Second Holy Temple

The First and Second Holy Temples were both destroyed on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av (the day of Tisha B’Av).

This audio lesson relates the eye-witness accounts of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Roman general Titus.

The length of this recording by Rabbi Yosef Eisen, reading from his book Miraculous Journey, is 2:53.

Note: This year, 20’22, Tisha B’Av falls on Friday night and Saturday. Therefore, Jews observe their day of mourning and fasting on the next day, from Saturday evening until Sunday night.