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

The 9th/Tisha of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av, is the date when Jews observe total fasting for about 24 hours and 40 minutes, as part of their traditional mourning on this anniversary of the destruction of both the First and the Second Holy Temples in Jerusalem. When the 9th falls on the Seventh Day, the fast is pushed off 24 hours, and starts on Saturday night.

Traditional readings for Tish’a B’Av

These traditional readings for Tish’a B’Av from the Tanach (Hebrew Bible) are permitted for Noahides to read:

– 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 Bais Hamikdosh (the Holy Temple), since it will bring great blessings to the whole world in the Messianic Era!