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Tishah b'Av: Meaning and Definition of

Tish•ah b'Av

Pronunciation: (Seph. Heb.tē-shä' bu-äv'Ashk. Heb.tish'u-bôv&sec), [key]
  1. a Jewish fast day observed on the ninth day of the month of Av in memory of the destruction in Jerusalem of the First and Second Temples.
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