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Coming Up: Fast Days & 'The Three Weeks'

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 2:21 pm

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The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer, when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and the start of our exile.

The period begins on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.

The fast of 17th Tammuz is observed on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

It reaches its climax and concludes with the fast of the 9th of Av ("Tisha B'Av"), the date when both Holy Temples were set aflame. This is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date of other tragedies spanning our nation’s history.

The Fast of Tisha B'Av runs from sunset Saturday night, July 21 until nightfall Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Observances: There are various mourning-related customs and observances that are followed for the entire three-week period. We do not cut our hair, purchase new clothes, or listen to music. No weddings are held.

Stay tuned for Chabad Bay programming schedule for the above fast days.

[Learn more about The Three Weeks...]

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