Product Description The laws of the Ninth of Av are clear; on this day of national tragedy and mourning, it is forbidden to indulge in pleasure - including the pleasure of Torah study. But there is so much that one would like to read on Tishah B'av, so much that can help put the day in perspective and increase our understanding of what we lost and what we must aspire to regain. In this volume, two of ArtScroll's most respected authors join forces to fill the long Tishah B'av hours with knowledge and enrichment on such topics as days commemorate, especially the day in Av that is the source of all Jewish tragedy; perspective on our ruptured relationship with the Creator and how to repair it; insights into the Jewish longing for redemption and an end to all exile and suffering; the text and translation of Eichah; the full text of passages in tractate Gittin, with translation and commentary from ArtScroll's Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud; a selection of Talmudic and Midrashic comments on the Destruction; the laws of the day - this is but a sampling of the riches between these covers. We all want this day of days to be an elevating experience. Thanks to this book, it will be.