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I recently heard that the destruction of the 2nd Temple was not actually on Tisha B'av, the date of the destruction of the 1st Temple, but that it was pretty close, so the rabbis had it commemorated on the same day.
Is there any truth to this claim?
this is a discussion in the gemara in taanith 29b,
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