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Q & A: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tisha B'Ab at Shearith Israel

Z. Edinger

Wednesday, July 26, 7:15PM

At Shearith Israel, we have a number of unique customs for Tisha B'Ab: The Reader's Desk and Holy Ark are draped in black, the evening and morning services are conducted from a special table-also draped in black-rather than from the Reader's Desk, the synagogue lights are dimmed, and the congregants follow services with small flashlights. The melodies of Tisha B'Ab are somber and deeply moving. Join our Shamash, Z. Edinger, on Wednesday night July 26 as he teaches about these and other S&P customs to expect on Tisha B'ab.


Commemorative Synagogue Plates

Plates depicting Shearith Israel's five historic synagogue buildings as well the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.

Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.