or Tish·ah b'Ab
[ Sephardic Hebrew tee-shah buh-ahv; Ashkenazic Hebrew tish-uh-bawv ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew tiˈʃɑ bəˈɑv; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɪʃ əˌbɔv /
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.
The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of Tishah b'Av
From the Hebrew word tishʿāh bəʾābh
Also called Ninth of Av.
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British Dictionary definitions for tishah b'av
/ (tiˈʃa bəˈav) /
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
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