posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 04:42 PM
i understand that the 9th of AV
is significant because that is the day (on a lunar calendar basis)
that both the 1st Temple (Solomon's) and the 2nd Temple (Herods)
were destroyed many hundereds of years apart.
i don't know what you mean about the ammount of daylight,
as the winter solstice is the shortest 'daylight' of the year
and thats on 21 Dec. (on a solar calendar basis)
the 9th of AV, is singularly noteworthy or important to the Jewish people
not the rest of the world.
hope that helps...