The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. With an eye to the future, we also learn about the Third Temple, which is yet to be built.

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Schedule for the fast of Tishea B'av, the 9th of Av.

Wednesday, July 26
Fast begins: 8:11 pm
Maariv: 8:30 pm followed by Eicha reading at Congregation Beth Israel 49 East Grand, Old Orchard Beach

Thursday, July 27 at Chabad, 11 Pomeroy Street
Continuation of the fast
Shacharit: 7:00 am
Mincha: 7:45 pm Followed by Arvit and break fast

Fast ends: 8:44 pm