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Fast of Tammuz - Moses breaks The Tablets

July 8

18 Tammuz 5772 – Fast of Tammuz is today because 17 Tammuz was on Shabbat


The cycle of grief leads to joy.


The Fast of Tammuz commemorates the day Moses breaks The Tablets as well as the day the Jerusalem walls were breached.  Today starts ‘The Three Weeks’ period of mourning preceding Tisha B’Av, the day of many tragedies.


The momentum gathers in preparation for the Days of Awe and culminates at Sukkot.

The full moon of Sukkot reveals all that was hidden on the new moon of Rosh Hashanah.


Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law

Chagall, lithograph

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