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Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

07/15/2022 10:26:55 AM


Rabbi Benjamin Samuels

This Sunday is the fast of the 17th of Tammuz (schedule below), which begins the period known as the “Three Weeks.” Please click here for a FAQ for the halakhot of the Three Weeks. It is a rabbinical mitzvah to fast and those able to fast should do so. However, this Sunday’s fast day is a nidcheh - a delayed fast day since the actual 17th of Tammuz is on Shabbat - which allows for justified leniency for those for whom fasting is unhealthy or unsafe.  If you have any questions about whether you should fast whether in whole or in part, please feel free to contact me.

Regardless of whether or not you can fast this Sunday, we can all honor the historical remembrance of the day and affirm its religious and ethical import by participating in our minyanim, studying the import of the fast day, and beginning the “Three Weeks” and its mourning practices by appreciating the Modern State of Israel, recognizing that we must all still work toward the full redemption, fight for justice, and improve our relations with others. 

Sunday - Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

3:34 AM Fast Begins

8:00 AM Shacharit with Selichot and Keriyat HaTorah

12:51 PM Chatzot

1 PM Erin Mone Zoom Presentation From Germany

1:28 PM Earliest Time for Minchah

7:00 PM Virtual Tours of Archaeological sites in Israel related to the 17th of Tammuz

7:45 PM Minchah

8:19 PM Maariv/Sunset

8:49 PM Fast Ends

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