Tish'a B'Av / תשעה באב

Tisha B'Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, "the Ninth of Av,") is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B'Av is never observed on Shabbat. If the 9th of Av falls on a Saturday, the fast is postponed until the 10th of Av.

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown on Mon, 31 July 2017.

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List of Dates

Tish'a B'Av begins on:

Recommended Books

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 4:25 - 4:40

1: Deuteronomy 4:25-29
2: Deuteronomy 4:30-35
3: Deuteronomy 4:36-40

Haftarah: Jeremiah 8:13 - 9:23

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanach
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Tish%27a B%27Av" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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