14.08.2011 14.Aw-Elul, 5771
Tu Be'av is a romantic occasion that dates back to Temple times and it's a great excuse to do something special for those we love.
According to the Gemara, Tu Be'av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple, marking the beginning of the grape harvest. The unmarried girls of Jerusalem would dress in white garments and go out to dance in the vineyards. That same section in the Talmud states that there were no holy days as happy for the Jews as Tu Be'av and Yom Kippur. After the pain of Tisha Be’av, Tu Be’av seems particularly joyful and some have turned it into a romantic occasion. Whatever the excuse, it’s always nice to do something special for those we love. Try some of these recipes to put a smile on their faces….
Really Rich Chocolate Cookies
French Bread with Kalamata Olives