or Tish·ah b'Ab
[Sephardic Hebrew tee-shah buh-ahv; Ashkenazic Hebrew tish-uh-bawv]
- 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.
Origin of Tishah b'Av
From the Hebrew word tishʿāh bəʾābh
Also called Ninth of Av.
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- Judaism the ninth day of the month of Av observed as a fast day in memory of the destruction of the First and Second Temples