Definition of Tisha b'Av
1. Noun. (Judaism) a major fast day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem.
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Major Fast Day, Jewish Holy Day
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Literary usage of Tisha b'Av
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1. The Jerusalem Question, 1917-1968 by H. Eugene Bovis (1971)
"... they were allowed on the feast of the Ninth of Av (Tisha b'Av) to pray at the Wailing Wall to commemorate the destruction of the Temple. ..."
2. Apocalypse Prophesied: From Eden to New Jerusalem: God's Plan for Humanity by Herbert R. Stollorz (2006)
"On the 9th day of Av, Israel has a national day of mourning called Tisha b'Av. The First Temple was destroyed on the 9th of Av in 588 BC. ..."
3. Mystery of Tammuz 17 by Herbert R. Stollorz (2005)
"On the ninth day of Av, Israel has a national fast day of mourning called Tisha b'Av. Historically, many calamities have occurred during the month of Av. ..."
4. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony Charles Garland (2007)
"The prayer at the afternoon service on Tisha B'Av reflects this thinking: "For You, О Lord, did consume it [the Temple] with fire, and with fire You will in ..."