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  8/1/2012, Av 13, 5772

Jewish Festival Reveals True Meaning of Love


More than 2,000 women are expected at a “Tu B’Av” festival Thursday evening that expresses the Jewish meaning of love. The annual celebration of Tu B’Av – the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av – is noted in the Talmud as one of the most joyous days of the year, when young Jewish women used to go out to the vineyards to dance, wearing borrowed white clothing in order not to embarrass those who did not have fine garments of their own.