Tisha B'Av Day 2022 is on Friday, August 5, 2022: What is Tisha B'Av?

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Friday, August 5, 2022 is Tisha B'Av Day 2022. Tisha B'Av - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tisha B'Av

What is Tisha B’Av?

Tisha B'Av is the ninth day in the Jewish month of Av. This year it takes place from Monday 7/23rd at 8:00P.M. to Tuesday 7/24 at 8:45P.M. On this day we fast and mourn the destruction of both temples.

Additionally on Tisha B'Av, five national calamities occurred:

During the time of Moses, Jews in the desert accepted the slanderous report of the 10 Spies, and the decree was issued forbidding them from entering the Land of Israel. (1312 BCE)

The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians, led by Nebuchadnezzar. 100,000 Jews were slaughtered and millions more exiled. (586 BCE)

The Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans, led by Titus. Some two million Jews died, and another one million were exiled. (70 CE)

The Bar Kochba revolt was crushed by Roman Emperor Hadrian. The city of Betar -- the Jews' last stand against the Romans -- was captured and liquidated. Over 100,000 Jews were slaughtered. (135 CE)

The Temple area and its surroundings were plowed under by the Roman general Turnus Rufus. Jerusalem was rebuilt as a pagan city -- renamed Aelia Capitolina -- and access was forbidden to Jews.

Other grave misfortunes throughout Jewish history occurred on the Ninth of Av, including:

The Spanish Inquisition culminated with the expulsion of Jews from Spain on Tisha B'Av in 1492.

World War One broke out on the eve of Tisha B'Av in 1914 when Germany declared war on Russia. German resentment from the war set the stage for the Holocaust.

On the eve of Tisha B'Av 1942, the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka.

Question about Tisha B’Av?

Question about Tisha B'Av?

I don't know about the bar thing, but I would assume it is because the New York bar is a happy thing, and Tisha B'Av is a day of mourning, and not of happy?

Today was not a yom tov--we don't have Shabbat like restrictions, but we shouldn't be happy.

Sorry then. Probably because it was a day of fasting. Is it a good idea to take a very very important test on a day you aren't allowed to eat or drink? I get dizzy half through the day, usually, so this is probably the reason.

Lol I understand. But today was also a fast day. No food or drink from sunset yesterday until sunset today. Not a good way to go into taking an important test. Also, we should refrain from the non-Jewish definition of work because of the fast--it's not a requirement or a commandment, but it usually is what people will do.

Black Fast Day?

Black Fast Day?

I'm home sick for Tisha B'av. Normally I fast, but since my medication requires me to eat before it and my doctor strongly advised against fasting, I didn't.

I should have done something 'blacker' than I did (rather, I should have done something less to make the day black :-p) . I pretty much sat in bed, slept, read Harry Potter, or IMed. I tried not to do anything really fun (like play video games or watch movies that I love).

What is reccomended, though, on a fast day on which you're eating, you should watch depressing or sad movies, listen to sad music, eat food that isn't exactly your favorite... you should basically have a non-fun day. There shouldn't be any excitement (unless you're having a baby or something).

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