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Besides the dancing maidens of Jerusalem, many other significant events occurred on Tu B'Av for it to be considered one of the holiest days of the year. As mentioned in a previous question, many institutions host singles meetings on Tu B'Av.

Aside from matchmaking, is there any precedence for other ways of celebrating the holiday, such as a particular study program or engaging in particular mitzvot? What do married people do?

  • [Or HaChaim Siman 131/6][1] - Tachnun is omitted on Tu B'Av [1]: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14164&st=&pgnum=24 – eramm Jul 22 '13 at 13:26
  • Yeah, I was looking more for the "doing" part of the day, rather than the "omitting." – Aryeh Jul 22 '13 at 15:48
  • that's why i put it in the comment section instead of an answer ;) – eramm Jul 23 '13 at 10:24
  • Rashi on Taanis 31a implies that from the 15th and onwards you should increase your nightly Torah study. – eramm Jul 23 '13 at 11:58

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