Media Caption FAIL: Jews Celebrate the ‘Festivity’ of Tisha B’Av
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - AUGUST 08: (Israel out) Religious Jews read from the biblical Book of Lamentation as they celebrate the festivity of Tisha B’av on August 8, 2011. in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israel. Jews around the world begin to mark the destruction of the First and Second holy temples. The Tisha B’Av ceremony, literally the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebraic calendar, is the darkest day of the year for Jews, marking the destruction of both the temples, by the Babylonians in 587 BC and later by the Romans in 70 AD. Getty Images.
Ramadan is reverently described as a “holy fasting month” although there is more celebration and festivity during Ramadan than there is on Tisha B’Av.