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17th of Tammuz/ Fast Day Begins

Upcoming Sessions

1. Tuesday, July 23, 2024 17 Tammuz 5784

12:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2. Sunday, July 13, 2025 17 Tammuz 5785

12:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, July 6, 2023 17 Tammuz 5783 - 4:37 AM - 9:16 PM

The fast day of Shiv’ah Asar B’Tammuz (the 17th of Tammuz) commemorates calamities in Jewish history, according to Mishnah (Ta’anit chapter 4, which includes the breaking of the first set of tablets and the breaching of Jerusalem’s walls by the Babylonians. Shiv’ah-Asar B’Tammuz, is a dawn to nightfall fast. In years when the 17th of Tammuz coincides with Shabbat, the observance is pushed to Sunday.

If you know you will be fasting and can attend Minchah that day, please contact Rabbi Helfand at

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