The most cataclysmic events shaping the history of the Jewish people occurred on the Seventeenth of Tammuz and Tishah B’Av (the Ninth of Av). Profound mistakes in our relationship with God and our fellow Jews resulted in national tragedies that led to the establishment of these days of mourning, fasting, and introspection. This first Morasha Class on the Three Weeks will focus on the events marked by these days with specific emphasis on the destruction of the First and Second Temples. This exploration will extend from the beginning of Jewish history in Biblical times to the events of the past century.