Three Weeks

Definitions

  • a period of semi-mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second temples in jerusalem. "The three weeks between shiva asar betamuz (17th of Tamuz), when the walls of Jerusalem were breached, and Tisha b'Av (9th of Av), when the Temple was destroyed." (Steinmetz)

Example Sentences

  • "We shouldn't plan the party for the Three Weeks."

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The Three Weeks start on the seventeenth day of the Jewish month of Tammuz (generally in July) and end at the fast of Tisha B'Av.

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