Eileen Watts explores how Bernard Malamud's "The German Refugee" amplifies the themes of Tisha B'Av.
Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe comments on the poetry, context, and tension of Yehuda Ha-Levi's "Tziyon Halo Tishali" Kinnah.
Tzvi Sinensky explores the Biblical origins of Tu be-Av.
Eli Rubin reviews Alan Rosen's The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy.
Steven Weiner writes on the significance of tears on Tishah Be-Av and how they relate to the thanks of birkat ha-mazon.