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Tammuz 17 (Fast)

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Tammuz 17 (Fast): fast commemorating five calamities, including the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem during the Roman siege that led to the destruction of the Holy Temple
A discussion about the breach in the wall of Jerusalem that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, and its relevance to us today.
This fast day begins a period of sadness in the Jewish calendar. Learn what happened on this day and how it is observed.
The 17th of Tammuz is a fast day that marks the beginning of a period of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. But as a matter of fact, this day bore tragedy for Jews even before the walls of Jerusalem were breached. Indeed, ther...
When the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av coincide with Shabbat
The sages of the Talmud debate whether a fast day that falls on Shabbat is postponed to Sunday or dismissed entirely. In exploring these views, this class addresses the inner dimension of the commands to delight in the Shabbat and to fast on specific days...
The 17th of Tammuz, the Three Weeks, and the Nine Days
Learn the laws and customs for the mourning period of the “Three Weeks,” which begin with the fast of 17 Tammuz, and culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av.
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)
The Seventeenth of Tammuz is a fast day commemorating the breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple. When it falls on Shabbos, the fast is postponed until Sunday, the 18th. More than a scheduling difference, this holds a...
17 Tammuz, 5743 · June 28, 1983 In Jewish tradition, a communal fast day is an auspicious time On High. This Divine favor then manifests itself in this world below, and can be intensified by man’s deeds. Maimonides writes that fasting is one of the paths ...
The prayers for the fast of 17 Tammuz begin: “Permit G-d no silence, until He sets and establishes Jerusalem as the praise of the earth." The Rebbe asks 'How can we challenge G-d?'
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