[Avodah] 15 Av

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Wed Aug 21 07:25:15 PDT 2019

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:50:29PM -0400, Akiva Miller via Avodah wrote:
> If the above is correct, then it turns out that this joyful surprise (that
> the Tisha B'Av death had ended) occurred right in the middle of the
> Shloshim for Aharon Hakohen. This doesn't prove or disprove anything, but I
> thought that the mix of simcha and mourning was interesting.

Well, they couldn't not be happy. Knowing you're not going to die is
going to be like that. Even for a generation raised on mon and living
in G-d-provided sukkos.

But perhaps this advocates for a mixed read of the reasons for 15 beAv.
That 15 beAv didn't become a special day ledoros (or at least for as long
as Megillas Taanis, and revived pretty recently) over any one of the
events Chazal give, but when it was realized how many positive events
happened on the same day.

In which case, there was no minor holiday of Tu beAv that year yet.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger                 One who kills his inclination is as though he
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