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Tisha B'Av in Israel

Five sad events in Jewish history occurred on the ninth day of the month of Av. These include the destruction of the First and the Second Temple. The anniversary is marked by a day of mourning, prayer, fasting and abstinence from certain activities.

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Torah study is forbidden on Tisha B'Av except for sad texts such as the Book of Lamentations.
Torah study is forbidden on Tisha B'Av except for sad texts such as the Book of Lamentations.
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About Tisha B'Av

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Tisha B'Av Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
TueJul 202010Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
TueAug 92011Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
SunJul 292012Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
TueJul 162013Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
TueAug 52014Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
SunJul 262015Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
SunAug 142016Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
TueAug 12017Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
SunJul 222018Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
SunAug 112019Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
ThuJul 302020Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Tisha B' Av is a Jewish day of prayer and fasting. It is observed on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar. It commemorate the anniversary of five calamities, including the destruction of the First Temple and the Second Temple.

Tisha B'Av 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tisha B'Av 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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