Posts Tagged ‘Fast’

Yom Kippur 2018

Yom Kippur 2018

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30). NOTE: The Jewish…

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Tisha B’Av 2018

Tisha B’Av 2018

Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both the First Temple by the Babylonians and the Second Temple by the Romans in Jerusalem. The observance of the day includes five prohibitions, most notable of which is a 25-hour fast.…

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Fast of the 17th of Tammuz 2018

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz 2018

The fast of the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, known as Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, is the start of a three-week mourning period for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples. The fast actually commemorates five tragic events that occurred on this date: Moses broke the tablets when he saw the Jewish…

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