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Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

[Print] Forbidden & Permissible actions during "the 3 weeks"

[Print] Forbidden & Permissible actions during "the 3 weeks"

Friday September 10th, 2021

Our Sages have established a mourning period every year from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av. We commemorate the loss of the Beit HaMikdash. The Torah-Box team...

Mourning During the 3 weeks: Halachot and Traditions

Mourning During the 3 weeks: Halachot and Traditions

Fast of the 9th of Av - Yonathan BENDENNOUNE

We have officially entered the mourning period called “Bein Hametzarim”. The three weeks between the 17th  Tammuz  and the 9th of Av are considered...

The Three Weeks - Going Beyond The Letter of the Law

The Three Weeks - Going Beyond The Letter of the Law

Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The Gemara tells us that the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed because people were makpid on each other and treated them according to the strict letter of the law[1]. ...

Fasting on Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

Fasting on Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

Rabbi Yehonasan GEFEN

The fast of shiva asar b'Tammuz begins the mourning period known as the 'Three Weeks'.  On this day, the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and three weeks later,...

Can One Really Cry Over the Destruction of the Temple?

Can One Really Cry Over the Destruction of the Temple?

Tuesday August 24th, 2021

The month of Av is here. The three-week period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av has begun. The fast of the 9th of Av, when we sit together in houses of...

17th of Tammuz-5 Tragic Events that Befell the Jewish People

17th of Tammuz-5 Tragic Events that Befell the Jewish People

Monday August 23th, 2021

Our Sages teach us that five tragic events occurred on the 17th of Tammuz:

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