Ninth of Av

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Noun1.Ninth of Av - (Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
major fast day - one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
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The ninth of Av commemorates the destruction of our inner sanctuary, of our sense of collective-self, the integrity of our identity.
One can readily understand why Lamentations and the sad parts of Jeremiah would be appropriate for the Ninth of Av, for they recount and mourn the very destruction of the Temple that the Ninth of Av commemorates.
The presentation was specially released to coincide with the Ninth of Av, the Jewish national day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
The Ninth of Av was the day, according to the rabbis, on which both great edifices were destroyed, the first by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, the second Temple centuries later by the Romans in the year 70.
In commemoration of the Ninth of Av, the Jewish <br/>In commemoration of the Ninth of Av, the Jewish<br/>holiday marking the destruction of the Temple, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reviews Israel's connection to Jerusalem.
The ninth of Av is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and is followed by the 15th of Av which is one of the happiest.
The settlers' visit marked the Ninth of Av on the Jewish calendar, which commemorates the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.
The rabbis associated the spies' report with the destructions of both Temples and other disasters said to have occurred on the ninth of Av.
Yonatan Bassi, the government official responsible for relocating 8,000 Jewish settlers, urged the delay to respect the Ninth of Av fast day.
Jews have fasted on the Third of Tishrei, the Tenth of Tevet, the Seventeenth of Tammuz, and the Ninth of Av in order to commemorate specific events related to the Destruction.
The weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av on the Hebrew calendar are traditionally a time of suffering for the Jewish people, a fact that did not escape many Israelis when it was announced last week that literally tons of their dietary staples, hummus and tehina, were contaminated with salmonella.
This weekend also is the weekend right after the Ninth of Av and begins the readings of speaking comfort to Jerusalem.