9 Days


Nine Days (NINE days) listen


  • n. The nine days leading up to Tisha B'Av, generally considered a time of mourning in which it is customary to abstain from eating meat, washing clothes, getting haircuts, or shaving.

Example Sentences

  • "The kosher restaurant has a 9 Days menu, which is all vegetarian and fish."

  • "My beard is starting to come in because I'm not shaving during the 9 Days."

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


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  • Australia / New Zealand


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Alternative Spellings

Nine Days, the Nine Days, the 9 Days

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