Tu B’Av: Jewish Valentine’s Day?
For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d do something short and sweet. So, I leave you with these tantalizing links below about a candidate for a Jewish Valentine’s Day – namely Tu B’Av. Have you heard of it? According to Chabad, the Talmud considers this holiday the greatest festival of the Jewish year, one that is even more important than Yom Kippur! To find out more, read below.
Blessings for Love,
The Farm Team
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/717175/jewish/Of-Holidays-and-Weddings.htm An article about the themes of Tu B’Av, and why it is the most joyous day in the Jewish calendar!
http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-blog/171057/lets-cancel-valentines-day/ A light-hearted look at replacing Valentine’s day with Tu B’Av (also a good introduction to the holiday for those not already familiar.)
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/53680/jewish/15th-of-Av.htm “The 15th of Av, Love and Rebirth” an overview of Tu B’Av, with great links to other articles.