Tomorrow is the minor Jewish holiday of Tu b’Av, the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Av. In its origins, it marks a turning point in the annual calendar. Preceded by a three-week period of national mourning that has culminated in the grim fast of Tisha b’Av (the ninth of Av), it is a day of comfort before the annual cycle moves into the long period of repentance that will climax on Yom Kippur, the day of forgiveness.
More Than the Jewish Valentine's Day
The happy minor holiday of Tu b’Av symbolizes the reunification of God and Israel, and offers a foretaste of the great dance of redemption.