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What does "Tishah b'Av" mean?

  

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Mrs. Kaplan: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's your question?

Daniella: tishah b_av

Daniella: Why is the 9th of Av called Tishah B'Av

Mrs. Kaplan: Tishah mean nine in hebrew

Mrs. Kaplan: Hence the Fast Day which commemorates events that took place on the ninth day of the Jewish month Av is called "Tishah b'Av" - "the ninth of Av"

Daniella: ok, thank you

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Av
The fifth month of the Jewish calendar, normally corresponding to July-August. The saddest month of the year due to the destruction of the Temples, and the many other tragedies which befell the Jews in this month.