Tu B’av

Tu B'av

Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love

The 15th day of Av is both an ancient and modern holiday.

Tu B'av

How Tu B’Av Became Matchmaking Season

A historical perspective on the Jewish holiday of love.


Baseless Love

How Tu B’Av, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day,” can prepare us for Yom Kippur.

Celebrating Romantic Love

Tu B'Av carries an important lesson for modern relationships.

Tu B’Av, Love Yourself Challenge

Last night marked the beginning of the holiday of Tu B’Av. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. ...

Tu B’Av and Saying YES to love

Dear Rabbi,I’m getting married! And I’m wondering if you’ll officiate. The wedding will be before sunset on Saturday and, well, ...

Mourning & Action

Our hearts are heavy.This past Thursday evening marked the onset of Tu B’Av, the traditional Jewish holiday celebrating love. Yet ...

Reflections from a Former Matchmaker

Tu B’Av was once a day when unwed women of Jerusalem dressed in white and congregated in local vineyards to ...

Tu B’Av and (Self) Love

Tu B’Av may be considered a minor Jewish holiday, but it feels especially appropriate to recognize in light of the ...

T’u B’Av: A Day of Love

Sarah is barren, Rachel is barren, Rivka is barren. As a single man, I too am barren, unable to conceive ...

Here’s to Funny Valentines, Y’all

If you’re wondering whether or not Jews should send valentines, give chocolates, and generally “feel the love” when it comes ...

Tu B’Av: Day of Love

Tu B’Av is a little-known Jewish holiday, coming just six days after the mournful commemoration of tragedy during Tisha B’Av. ...