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Why Do We Fast on Asara B’Tevet?

10 Tevet 5776 – December 21, 2015
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New Year, Old Weather

27 Elul 5775 – September 11, 2015
The dust is settling, but the mercury is not.

Fast of 17th of Tammuz Is on the 18th of Tammuz

18 Tammuz 5775 – July 5, 2015
In three weeks, the Fast of the 9th of Av will be on the 10th of Av.

A Message for the 17th of Tammuz

Understanding Tefilla, the 3 Weeks and the 17th of Tammuz.

17th of Tammuz Blues

5 Tammuz 5775 – June 21, 2015
We're now in the month of Tammuz, and while it isn't the 17th of Tammuz yet, here's a musical explanation of the day that's...

Today is a Fast Day and not ‘Happy New Year’ Day

10 Tevet 5775 – January 1, 2015
Chief Rabbi David Lau reminds all Jews to say the Kaddish prayer in memory of Holocaust victims.

The Holiest Day of the Year: How IDF Soldiers Observe Yom Kippur

9 Tishri 5774 – September 13, 2013
The IDF is nothing if not innovative. For soldiers who are on the front lines during the Yom Kippur Fast, the army suggests they suck on popsicles to keep their strength without violating to laws of the fast.

Netanyahu Opens ‘Direct Talks’ with Abbas: Greetings on Ramadan

9 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

It’s Official: Israel to Fast on Yom Kippur like Americans

2 Av 5773 – July 8, 2013
The Knesset has driven the last nail in the once holy coffin of changing the clocks twice a year according to the timing of Passover and Yom Kippur. Daylight Time will remain until the end of October.

Fast of 17th of Tammuz On Tuesday

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
On Tuesday, Jews commemorate the 17th of Tammuz. The day is a fast day in which we recall the breaching of the walls of...

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