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What is Tisha B’Av? Why today is a day of mourning in the Jewish calendar


Today marks a solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

Tisha B’Av is a time to reflect on the Jews who have been killed over the years in a number of tragedies.

Millions will pay tribute to them with prayers, fasting and readings from the Torah at synagogues around the globe.

Here is everything you need to know about Tisha B’Av.

When is Tisha B’Av?

Tisha B’Av always falls on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av.

In the gregorian calendar this is usually in either July or August. This year Tisha B’Av begins the evening of 31 July and ends on August 1.

The date is known as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and commemorates the times when Jewish people have been persecuted over the years – often on the ninth day of Av.

For this reason, Tisha B’Av is considered by many to be a day destined for tragedy.

The first horror Jews commemorate during Tisha B’Av is when Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first temple in Jerusalem in 586BCE, killing 100,000 Jews. The second is when the Romans destroyed the second temple in Jerusalem in 70CE.

The Holocaust and World War I are also commemorated during Tisha D’Av.

What is Tisha B’Av The date is known as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and commemorates the times when Jewish people have been persecuted over the years – often on the ninth day of Av.For this reason, Tisha B’Av is considered by many to be a day destined for tragedy.The first horror Jews commemorate during Tisha B’Av is when Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the first temple in Jerusalem in 586BCE, killing 100,000 Jews. The second is when the Romans destroyed the second temple in Jerusalem in 70CE.The Holocaust and World War I are also commemorated during Tisha D’Av.Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/31/what-is-tisha-bav-why-today-is-a-day-of-mourning-in-the-jewish-calendar-6753368/#ixzz4oQfjhWTw


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