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Judaism doesn’t go on a summer vacation | Worship

 


I wouldn’t blame you if you looked at the calendar of Jewish holidays and concluded Judaism goes on vacation every summer.

Between Shavuot, which typically occurs in late May or early June and Rosh HaShanah, which occurs in September, the only holiday on the calendar is Tishah B’Av.

This year Tishah B’Av takes place July 25-26.

Tishah B’Av literally means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. The date is significant because traditionally it is believed the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem occurred on the ninth of Av, although historians dispute that fact.

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