Love is in the Air - and Inside on Tu B'av

The Blue Dove Foundation

Following the national day of mourning that is Tisha B’av, we have the 15th day of the month, Tu B’av, the Jewish day of love, transitioning from loss to love. Dating back to the Second Temple period (circa 537 - 516 BCE), this was a day dedicated to matchmaking for unmarried Jews. But the textual source for this day offers us a unique insight into the Jewish idea of love, and particularly self-love, with a peculiar comparison to a seemingly unrelated holiday.

In this resource, we will discuss self-love, self esteem, and trying to find what is missing in your life to make space for love to enter.



  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Teen Engagement