Sunday, July 29, 2012

Feasting on Tisha (the 9th of) B'Av

The 9th of Av is a major fast day in the Jewish Calendar.  It seriously rivals Yom Kippur, but it is less known and less observed.  Like Yom Kippur it lasts 25 hours long.  Like Yom Kippur it can fall on a Shabbat, but unlike Yom Kippur, it's forbidden to observe it on Shabbat.  It is delayed until Sunday.  Actually it begins before Shabbat ends.

And since we must feast on Shabbat, that's what we did on Tisha b'Av.  We feasted, and believe me, this year I really did, since I was at my sister-in-law's and she's an amazing cook.  To make things even better she had a great idea.  We had a dairy lunch and then ate the meat meal closer to the end of Shabbat.

Does anyone have any other tips?

Tzom Kal, Have an easy fast if you're fasting.


Leah, Maaleh Adumi said...

they say that drinking is more important than eating when preparing for a fast. I always try to drink a lot throughout the day (not all at the last minute) so I will be well-hydrated. also I try to eat full meals and healthy snacks throughout the day, not just for the last meal before the fast begins.

Rickismom said...

drink throughout the day, protein and watermelon before the fast

Batya said...

Leah, rm, we ate and drank. I felt the irony. I'll take up this theme again on Shiloh Musings but concentrate on the spiritual.