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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.

Is Tisha B'Av a Public Holiday?

Tisha B'Av is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

Read more about Tisha B'Av.

Tisha B'Av Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010TueJul 20Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2011TueAug 9Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2012SunJul 29Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2013TueJul 16Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2014TueAug 5Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2015SunJul 26Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2016SunAug 14Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2017TueAug 1Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2018SunJul 22Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2019SunAug 11Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew
2020ThuJul 30Tisha B'AvObservance, Hebrew

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