CELEBRATION OF TU B'AV, AUGUST 2009
On Aug. 9th, we had a barbecue in honor of the holiday of Tu b'Av (the 15th of Av*).
The Origins of the Holiday
Tu b’Av, is one of the lesser known holidays in the Jewish calendar, but since the establishment of the State of Israel, it has begun to gain popularity. The holiday was originally instituted in the Second Temple period to mark the beginning of the grape harvest, which ended on Yom Kippur and also became the Jewish holiday connected with love.
* Tu in Hebrew is spelled Tet Vav; Tet = 9, Vav = 6; 9+6=15