Monday, August 11, 2014

Tu B'Av the Jewish Day of Love

Repost from 2011

Tu B'Av a minor holiday in the Jewish calendar is one of those celebrations finding new meaning in our modern era. It especially has made quite the comeback in Israel. Tu B'Av was begun in the second Temple period to commemorate the beginning of the grape harvest. It is also associated with a full moon which symbolizes love, fertility and romance.Young unmarried women would dress in white and dance during the festival to attract a husband. In many ways things have not changed in over 3,000 years. And you thought Valentine's Day was unique. Hah...