Spiritual. Egalitarian. Welcoming.
Beginning with the reading of the Book of Lamentations, followed by singing a number of beautiful songs appropriate for the evening. The music and mood always magical.
This holiday is primarily meant to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and from England in 1290.