Tonight will mark the 17th of Tammuz, which marks the beginning of the “Three Weeks” (from Tzom Tammuz to Tisha b’Av) which are said to be “between the strictures.” Tomorrow morning will begin Tzom Tammuz (the Fast of Tammuz), remembering the day when the Walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans prior to their decimation of our Holy Temple. Tomorrow morning at dawn the fast will begin and it will end after sundown that night. The fast is supplemented by prayers and reading the book of Lamentations. Please mark your calendar and do your best to remember this tragedy and mourn the destruction of Hashem’s Holy Temple, which we pray will be restored in our lifetime.
For more information on Tzom Tammuz and the Three Weeks: http://ow.ly/gM7A
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