Today is TISHA be’AV (the 9th day in the month of AV). The saddest day in Jewish history, as on this day, the two Jerusalem temples were destroyed. First by the Babylonians and later, by the Romans.
Religious Jews all over the world are fasting for 25 hours. In Jerusalem, the fast ends tonight at 8.05 pm.
The difference between the 25 hours of fasting on Tisha be’Av and on Yom Kippur is that on Tisha be’Av we can practically do everything besides eating and drinking. We can ride on a bus, drive a car, go shopping and some people even go to work while there are fasting.
It is also customary to watch movies on Tisha be’Av. No, no Hollywood stuff but serious movies on Jewish history. e.g. Holocaust documentaries or movies about how the Crusaders and the Catholic Church (Inquisition) used to murder Jews. Or movies on radical Islam and Arab terror attacks.
One example is the following video:
A documentary on the Arab pogrom in Hebron in 1929. There was no State of Israel then and no Israeli settlements. The Palestinians didn’t even exist then but called themselves ARABS. Only Yassir Arafat invented the Palestinian people at the end of the 1960’s.
Arab pogroms also took place in Yaffo, Zfat (Safed), Tiberias and in Jerusalem.