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The Factual understanding of August 3 or 9th of AV

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posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 03:46 PM
I would like to know the actual understanding of August 3rd or 9th of Av.
Each year the date is different and the reason being the alignment of the moon and it being the day of the year with the least amount of light.

Anyway the reason post here (PREDICTIONS) is the ever going list of destruction on the day 9th of Av falls on. I don't know if its a behavior caused by lunar alignments or mere supersitation but its obvious its based on moon alignment. Can anyone explain to me what the moon is aligned with or isn't to make this day different than others?

I also read it starts on the eve of Aug 2nd at least for this year.

Now I am not sure if this is literal about the light but it seems as if. However in most of America today (August 2nd) we are geting very much light as temps are 100 in many places if not higher. However I only assume direct light causes higher temps but maybe other thinsg factor in which can't be related.

NOTE starts on AUgust 2 in the eve)))
Wednesday night: 7:30 p.m. - Mourner’s meal 8:10 p.m. - Fast begins 8:15 p.m. - Introduction to 9th of Av 8:30 p.m.

I am not sure if this is observance purpose or when the such alignments start to happen. Its easy to find dates of AV per giving year but understanding why the given date was picked is not sure.

See Wiki for list of destruction on this date,

If you research dates of good or bad events you can see happenings of a given nature always happening on the same date. WHY?

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...

posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 04:51 PM
More bad things happened to the Jews on that date:

Wikipedia: 9th of Av

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