News 12 Brooklyn: Jewish tradition `9 Days of Mourning` begins.

Posted on: July 28, 2014

By Ali Wold

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BROOKLYN – The Jewish tradition of “Nine Days of Mourning” began Monday night.

During the nine days, observant Jews refrain from eating meat to mourn the destruction of the temple in Israel. Instead, they only consume fish and dairy.

This year, Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens in New York City, says it received its largest fish donation to date. Dagim Market gave them 3,000 portions of fish.

Fish dinners will be served nightly through Thursday at Masbia`s three locations in Brooklyn and Queens. The dinners are open to the public.