Fast of the 17th of Tammuz


English: Western Wall (taken from women's sect...

English: Western Wall (taken from women’s section), Jerusalem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s shiva Asar b’Tammuz over Shabbat, but the fast is pushed back to Sunday – the beginning of the three weeks. We fast in memory of the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem.

It’s a minor day fast, although long and hot in many parts of the world. Time to think about what to do with kids on a fast day and what to feed the kids. It’s time for last minute haircuts and prep.

Have an easy and meaningful fast!


About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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