About the month of Av:
Important facts and figures

Tish'ah be-Av (Ninth of Av): A day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple

A dirge for Tish'ah be-Av: The signs of the zodiac bewail the fate of Jerusalem

By the rivers of Babylon ( * audio recording * )
Music by Salomone Rossi (17th cent.) / performed by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

Collective memory and archetypal thinking: How Jewish group memory was preserved through the ages
David G. Roskies

Tu be-Av (Fifteenth of Av): A day for love and rejoicing


The Jewish calendar: How it is calculated and when it was established
The Jewish calendar: Solar/lunar structure
The zodiac in Jewish tradition



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