Three Weeks

Pronunciations

Three Weeks (three WEEKS)

Definitions

  • n. 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
  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

  • None

Alternative Spellings

3 Weeks

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