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The Nizhny Novgorod Jewish Community Commemorated the Ninth of Av
// 21.07.2010

On Monday, July, 19, tens of Jews assembled in the synagogue to commemorate the ninth of Av. Accordingly to the Jewish tradition on that day they ruined he first and second Temples. So sages appointed this date as a day of fasting and prayers.

After the Maariv everyone sat on the floor conforming to the mourning tradition. The Rabbi of Menachem Rabinovich read the scroll of Eiha. It is usually read on the ninth of Av. Simultaneously they showed the live of the prayer at the Kotel from Jerusalem. Thousands of Jews assembled there and were reading the scroll.

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