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The Fast of Gedaliah, 10 Tevet, Fast of Esther, and 17 Tammuz
It is a mitzvah, ordained by the prophets, to fast on those days on which tragic events occurred to our forefathers.
The transformation of fast days in the messianic era
In analyzing Maimonides' description of the future transformation of the current fast days into days of celebration in the Messianic era, this class sheds new light on the nature of things to come. (Likutei Sichos volume 15, p. 412)
Meditation for a Public Fast
There is an ancient custom that on a public fast day, the rabbi delivers a special sermon known as "divrei kivushin" (lit. "words that conquer the heart.")
Barring any specific medical conditions, some good planning and some practical coping techniques will allow most women in a low-risk pregnancy to manage a twenty-five hour fast without any complications to the pregnancy or risk to their babies...
Days of Opportunity
The Jewish calendar contains several fast days, most of them commemorating various landmark events that revolve around the destruction of the Holy Temples. Learn how these days are observed.
Although the Jewish year is filled with wonderful holidays in abundance several times a year—six, to be precise—we fast. Some people find fasting quite arduous, so there are some pointers that can help ease the fast-related hunger pangs.
Observed (the day) before Purim, it commemorates the fasting of our ancestors in the Purim story.
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 15, Asarah b'Teves
In the future, when Moshiach comes the fast days will be transformed from days of mourning to days of rejoicing.
What is Tach veTat?
The 20th of Sivan commemorates a number of tragedies that befell the Jewish people over the centuries.
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