Definition of Tisha b'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
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Literary usage of Tisha b'ab
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Jews and Moors in Spain by Joseph Krauskopf (1886)
"At last the day for their departure arrived, August 2nd, 1492, the 9th day of Ab. Tisha b ' Ab, 5252. The time had expired July 31 ..."
2. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1916)
"A committee has been organized for the purpose of abolishing certain practices at Jewish cemeteries on Tisha b'Ab (Fast of Ab). 6. ..."
3. The Immigrant Jew in America by National Liberal Immigration League, Edmund Janes James, Walter Scott Andrews, Oscar R. Flynn, J. R. Paulding, Charlotte Kimball Patton (1907)
"... many a mother turned hers into a day of mourning, a real Tisha B'ab (the ninth day of the month of Ab, the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem; ..."
4. The Reform Movement in Judaism by David Philipson (1907)
"... congregation gave practical evidence of this interpretation of Israel's mission by discarding in 1847 the observance of Tisha b'ab, the annual fast day, ..."
5. A History of the Jews in Modern Times by Max Raisin (1919)
"It still observed Tisha b'Ab, the women were partitioned off from the men, and the music was furnished by a boys' choir. ..."
6. Max Lilienthal, American Rabbi: Life and Writings by Max E. Lilienthal, David Philipson (1915)
"The climax came when the rabbi refused to be present at the service on Tisha B'ab, the fast commemorative of the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem. ..."
7. The Jewish Law of Marriage and Divorce in Ancient and Modern Times, and Its by Moses Mielziner (1884)
"... with the exception of the three weeks in which Tisha b'Ab falls, is entirely without foundation ; it contributes toward promoting superstition, ..."