Tisha B’av & The 3 Weeks 2019
Fast Beginning & Ending Times: Tisha B’Av 5779 / 2019
When Does the Fast of Tisha B'Av Begin and End on Tisha B'Av 5779 / 2019 - Fast Beginning and Ending Times in Israel, United States, England, France, Australia, South Africa
FAST BEGINS at the end of SHABBAT. FAST ENDS on SUNDAY EVENING.
Jerusalem - Begins: 7:28 Ends: 7:55pm
Tel Aviv - Begins: 7:31pm Ends: 7:57pm
Beit Shemesh - Begins: 7:29 Ends: 7:56pm
Haifa - Begins: 7:31pm Ends: 7:58pm
Beer Sheva - Begins: 7:29pm Ends: 7:56pm
Tzefat - Begins: 7:29pm Ends: 7:57pm
New York City - Begins: 8:01pm Ends: 8:30pm
Los Angeles - Begins: 7:45pm Ends: 8:12pm
Miami - Begins: 8:01pm Ends: 8:24pm
London - Begins: 8:33pm Ends: 9:10pm
Manchester - Begins: 8:48pm Ends: 9:27pm
Paris - Begins: 9:16pm Ends: 9:50pm
Sydney - Begins: 5:22pm Ends: 5:49pm
Melbourne - Begins: 5:40pm Ends: 6:09pm
Johannesburg - Begins: 5:46pm Ends: 6:11pm
The five main prohibitions of Tisha B'Av include
1. No eating or drinking
2. No wearing leather shoes
3. No washing / showering
4. No smearing oils on the body
5. No intercourse
Other actions are prohibited on Tisha B'Av because of mourning, such as: a prohibition of learning Torah, doing work, greeting people, sitting on a chair (until Sunday noon) and more.
The tractate of Ta'anit mentions that there were five cataclysmic incidents that occurred on this day: A. It was decreed upon the generation of the desert that they would not come to the Land of Israel because of the sin of the spies. B. The destruction of the First Temple. C. The destruction of the Second Temple. D. The city of Beitar was conquered by the Romans — an event that signified the failure of the Bar Kochba revolt. E. The Romans plowed over Jerusalem.
According to tradition, after the Messiah comes and the Third Temple will be built, Tisha B'Av, like the other fasts over the destruction, will become a day of celebration and joy. The Jerusalem Talmud states that the Messiah will be born on Tisha B'Av.