Tishah b'Av


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Tishah b'Av

(tiˈʃa bəˈav)
n
(Judaism) Judaism the ninth day of the month of Av observed as a fast day in memory of the destruction of the First and Second Temples

Tish•ah b'Av

or Tish•ah b'Ab

(ˈtɪʃ ə ˌbɔv, tiˈʃɑ bəˈɑv)
n.
a Jewish fast day observed on the ninth day of Av in memory of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.
[< Hebrew tish‘āh bə'ābh ninth (day) of Av]
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Noun1.Tishah b'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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46) Young rabbis, rabbinical students and subsequently more established and authoritative figures, were hired to supervise the purchase and preparation of kosher food and to orchestrate mandatory public prayer services on Sabbath as well as on the Tishah B'Av fast day.
The Book of Lamentations covers the destructions of the Temples and the subsequent calamities that Tishah B'Av suffered; yet it is so much more, about the crucial role that Jerusalem played in the religious lives of Jews.
Some of the Singer translators seemed unaware of the strong religious character of the Sabbath, Chanukah, Sukkot or Tishah B'Av, all of which are vividly described in many of Singer's stories.