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Celebrating Tisha B'av

Air date 07/21/13
Jews this past week marked the holiday of Tisha B'av, which is Hebrew for the ninth day of the month of Av, but means much more. It's this saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Jews mark Tisha B'Av with fasting and prayer, and more generally cope with several millennia worth of tragedy with songs of lamentation, anger and hope. We hear some of these songs on this “Sounds Jewish.”
 


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