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A list of the joyous events that occurred on the 15th of Av, as detailed by the sages of the Talmud.
Jewish Holidays and the Full Moon
The Fifteenth of Av is the Jewish Holiday that among all holidays most captures the essence of its Full Moon component.
The Talmud on the 15th of Av
This Talmud class is about the 15th day of Menachem-Av. This date is identified in the Gemara as the holiday once celebrated as the happiest of them all! The final Mishnah in tractate Taanit states that Israel has no days as festive as the fifteenth of Av...
Throughout our history, this day has been one of celebration and joy. Here is why.
The full moon’s mystical message
The fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Av is described as a great festive day. The mystics explain that its specialty is connected to coinciding with a full moon (similar to the holidays Passover and Sukkot). Discover a life-changing insight gleaned fro...
The greatest holiday of the year
Connecting the dots between dancing in circles, a full moon, breaking the ax, and escaping death.
The fifteenth day of Av
“There were no greater festivals for Israel than the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur. On these days the daughters of Jerusalem would go out . . . (for matchmaking).” This cryptic passage of the Talmud—like many others—requires further study, elaboration and con...
The 15th of Av
On the 15th of Av young men and women would meet in the vineyards of Jerusalem for the purpose of finding their soul-mate. The beautiful girls among them would declare that a young man aught set his eyes to beauty alone. The Talmud does not censure them, ...
A historical overview of the joyous day of the fifteenth of Av and its inner meaning and significance.
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