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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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.
For example: The 25-hour-long fast of Tishah B'Av, marking the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, has several names in the books by the Chinese scholars on Jewish culture.
Even more surprisingly, I found deep meaning in texts that had been dropped or modified by the liberal denominations: the prayers of supplication and confession, the tragic liturgies of Tishah b'Av, and even the Avodah, the daily call for the restoration of the Temple and a return to the sacrifices of old.