Tisha B’Av

    Tisha B’Av


    July 31, 2017

    Tisha B’Av

    Last Year (2016) 13th Aug (evening ) to 14th Aug (evening )
    Present Year (2017) 31th July (evening ) to 1st Aug  (evening )
    Next Year (2018) 21st July (evening ) to 22nd July (evening)


    Tisha B’Av (“9th of Av”) is said to be mourning day to honour many catastrophes held on Jews, occurred of 9th of Av.  In past history, both 1st and 2nd temples were destroyed by Babylonia and Romans after 655 years apart. This is also known to be God’s suffering

    Some relate this mourning Av with Kristallnacht (attack on 9/11 on World Trade Centre).

    History: It is peak of 3 week of mourning which started with 17th of Tammuz fast which is considered as breaking of walls of Jerusalem. It happened before destruction of first temple. Jews got threatened when 2nd temple was destructed by Egypt on the same day. Then Jews stood against Roman rule and hoping to complete their messianic longings by Simon bar Kochba (leader), but this also failed and Jews suffered brutally in Betar’s final battle. They got expelled from England in 1290 CE. This massacre date was not other than-Tisha B’Av.

    Berl Katznelson (leader) believed that Jews may find some meaning of Tisha B’Av in traditional movement.

    2010 Israel poll results in 22% Israeli had fast on this day, 52% were said for refusing recreational activity but do not fast and 18% Israeli committed of going out and

    Mourning rituals:

    During 3 weeks of Tishav Bav, no wedding are refrained. People avoid cutting their hair, shaving, wearing new clothes, washing, bathing and marital relations and also stop eating meat or drinking wine.  Mostly, restaurants and places of entertainment remain close Mourning prayers are narrated. Even Torrah study is done during these days. Fasting is done for 25 hours, starting at sunset to nightfall the next day. At the end of fast, Havdalah ceremony is held with wine .this morning night is honour sadness happened and next day is as ceremony to thank god for good days.

    The revision of Jewish state in modern days has questioned within Judaism whether this fest has some importance or not.