Tisha Bav (Tisha B'Av) is perhaps the saddest day in Jewish history. On this day there is no eating, drinking (even water), bathing, shaving, wearing make-up, or having sex.
After scouts returned from the promise land, many lost faith in entering Israel. As punishment, G-d decreed that the current generation would never enter, and that in the future this day will be a day of tragedy for the Jews.
There have been many tragic events on this day. In 586 BCE, the First Temple was destroyed. In 70CE, the Second Temple was destroyed. The Jews were expelled form England in 1290, from Spain in 1492, and 1942 started to be deported during World War II.
|Year||Starts on Sunset on||Ends at Sunset on|
|2013||Monday, July 15th||Tuesday, July 16th|
|2014||Monday, August 4th||Tuesday, August 5th|
|2015||Saturday, July 25th||Sunday, July 26th|
|2016||Saturday, August 13th||Sunday, August 14th|
|2017||Monday, July 31st||Tuesday, August 1st|
|2018||Saturday, July 21st||Sunday, July 22nd.|
|2019||Saturday, August 10th||Sunday, August 11th|
|2020||Wednesday, July 29th||Thursday, July 30|
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