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I noticed that the article left out why the young women would dance in the fields on tu b'av and why it was seen as a day of love; i have supplied it.
I did not supply the rest of the information: that it was only boys about to enter their twentieth year who would come, because they were required to marry before it had passed. Thus this cellebration was intended to marry off all of the young batchelors who had not already founds wives. This is my sumation from the relevant section of the talmud as well as other connected sections, but i've not seen a source for it other than my own conjecture, if someone can source it, it should be included.
likewise it seems to me that the reason why this is not practiced anymore is because we no longer require men to be married before the age of twenty. (twenty being the age at which one was nolonger exempt from the judgement of heaven, having attained a certain maturity by this time.)18.104.22.168 (talk) 02:49, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
The Talmud states that there were no holy days as happy for the Jews as Tu B'Av and Yom Kippur.?
Please can you give a source for this? I've never heard of Yom Kippur described as a happy day. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cipher-xs (talk • contribs) 09:55, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
The source is quoted. Being forgiven loads of sins is a sure way to be very happy! JFW | T@lk 17:29, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
Source doesn't mention Yom Kippur at all. I will remove the reference until you can provide a new source. §Cipher-xs (talk) 11:54, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
The source about fasting mentions only a bride and groom, but in truth all optional fasts are banned on Tu B'av. I am not sure why only bride and groom, but as that is what the current source mentioned, I am leaving it unchanged for now. Save a remark on my puzzlement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:22, 11 August 2014 (UTC)