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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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