What readings are relevant for Noahides on Tishe B’Av?

The 9th/Tisha of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av is when Jews observe total fasting for a full day. The fasting for over 24 hours done in mourning over the destruction of the First and the Second Holy Temples. Both temples were destroyed on the same date – the First by the Babylonians, the Second by the Romans. When the 9th begins on Friday night, the fast is pushed off 24 hours, and starts on Saturday night.

Traditional readings for Tish’a B’Av

Noahides may read these traditional readings for Tish’a B’Av from the Tanach (Hebrew Bible):

– the Book of Lamentations (written by Jeremiah)

– the Book of Job

Historical accounts on audio:

– the “Three Weeks” preceding Tishe B’Av: https://asknoah.org/audio/the-three-weeks

– destruction of the 2nd Holy Temple: https://asknoah.org/audio/destruction-of-the-2nd-holy-temple


Everyone can and certainly should increase in deeds of goodness and kindness for others, especially in giving donations to proper charities (which are not in conflict with Torah laws or morals).

It is also important to pray to G-d for the coming of Moshiach (the Messiah) and the building of the Third Beis Hamikdosh (the Holy Temple), since it will bring great blessings to the whole world in the Messianic Era.