Tu B'Av

To Israel With Love

07/22/2013 - 20:00
Contributing editor

Brian Finkel, a 26-year-old management consultant, recalls how it felt to be on New York City’s dating scene knowing he intended to make aliyah while others were generally on a different path.

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Tu B'What?

“It’s Tu B’Av tonight,” I say casually to my friends, waiting for them to bite.

“It’s what?”

“Oh, Tu B’Av,” I say, my inner hipster breaking free. “It’s a pretty obscure Jewish holiday. You’ve probably never heard of it.”

“What is it?”

“Well, it’s like Valentine’s Day, only better.”

“What do you do?”


Oh, wait, was that today?

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Special To The Jewish Week

As Jews, we don’t have many light-hearted holidays, but this week we’ll celebrate one of them, Tu B’Av. Casually known as the Jewish Valentine’s day, Tu B’Av is the counterbalance to the most difficult of all our holidays, Tisha B’Av.  While we fast and remember all of our hardships and trials during Tisha B’Av, this week we will engage in mirth, and celebrate love and joy.  Many will wed, and according to Jewish lore many will meet their matches on Tu B’Av.

Estie Rose
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