Fast days


Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

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 […]


Preparing for Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av is coming next week (Monday night, August 4th through Tuesday sunset, Aug 5th). Some practical things to consider and prepare: Fasters: Fasting is easier when you are well hydrated and moderately fed. Lessen or stop caffeine ahead of time. Drink lots of liquids, especially water, several days before and up […]


Have an easy fast!

It’s shiva Asar b’Tammuz today (17th of Tammuz) today – the beginning of the three weeks. Today 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 […]