Tisha b'Av


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(Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem

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On Tisha B'Av we fast to atone for our sins against God.
The feast of the Dormition of Mary (15th August) was established in the mid sixth century as the Christian response to and replacement of the Jewish Tisha B'av (Chapter Six).
In My Germany, as in Dancing on Tisha B'Av (1990) and Writing a Jewish Life (2005), Lev Raphael brings together Jewish and gay themes.
Rabbi Moshe Chait, founder of the Jerusalem branch of Yeshivat Chofetz Chaim, passed away erev Tisha B'Av.
Tomorrow is the fast of Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, when Jews recall the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem (in 586BCE and 70CE) and other calamities which also befell us on the ninth of Av.
STUDIO CITY -- The "house of light" -- Congregation Beth Meier in Studio City -- will consider the dark when it observes the Jewish holiday of Tisha b'Av next week.
When the doctor told him that he wanted to operate the next day, the rabbi asked if it were possible to postpone the surgery until after Tisha B'Av because this was a period of mourning which was not propitious for success.
Yonatan Bassi, head of the department supervising the evacuation of Israeli settlers, suggested the pullout from Palestinian Territories be put off until after the middle of August to enable the observance of the religious holiday that marks the destruction of the biblical temples, Tisha B'Av, which falls on 14 August.
We are publishing new liturgy for days such as Yom HaShoah and Tisha B'Av that are innovative and authentic at the same time--we should be very proud of that.
Within the Jewish calendar there already exists two separate commemorative days, Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance), established by the State of Israel, and a fast day, Tisha B'Av, which commemorates all the persecutions of the Jewish people since the destruction of the Temples to modern times.
Once a year, on Tisha B'av, they fast to mourn its loss (and also the destruction of the First Temple in 586 b.
To the last Tisha b'Av," he said--that is, to the last day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple.
Coming six days after Tisha B'Av, a fast day marking the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, Tu B'Av is a joyous day of love and healing for young couples.
It was the eve of Tisha B'Av, a Jewish holiday marking the end of a three- week period of mourning the tragedies that have befallen generations of Jews.