The Ninth of Av (Tisha B’Av) commemorates the destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem, but hundreds of other historic tragedies are commemorated as well.
There are special poems called ‘Kinnot’ written of various disasters throughout the ages, but in our time, many open up YouTube and seek solemn, moving clips, movies or documentaries to maintain the mood of the day.
The following is a list in progress. If you have a video you’d like to add, please leave it in the comments and we’ll consider adding it to the master list:
A call to Unity:
Live Tisha B’Av broadcast with Rabbi Eliyahu Fink:
Temple Mount tours:
(Hebrew, but great footage)
Final intense prayers in the women’s synagogue in Gaza just before the destruction:
The Jewish Rebellion of Judaea: BBC Documentary
Tisha B’Av – the Power of Rachel’s Tears (by Aleph Beta)
NCSY’s 2013 Kumzitz to the World as Tisha B’Av ends in Jerusalem:
NCSY’s Kumzitz to the World at the Western Wall at 12EST
OU’s Live Broadcasts:
Rabbi Steven Weil in Boca Raton: https://www.ou.org/tishabav/weil.html
Rabbi Tzvi Weinreb in Jerusalem OU Center: https://www.ou.org/tishabav/weinreb.html
Defiance on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/title/70101696