Definition of Fast of ab
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fast Of Ab
Literary usage of Fast of ab
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Jewish Ceremonial Institutions and Customs by William Rosenau (1912)
"During the day of these two fasts various elegies are recited. On the fast of Ab, the book of Lamentations is the scroll designated for reading in the ..."
2. Jewish Laws and Customs: Some of the Laws and Usages of the Children of the by Alfred Kingsley Glover (1900)
"On the fast of Ab no music or singing is permissible. 15. ... THE fast of ab. The fast of the ninth of Ab is otherwise known as the "black fast," and calls ..."