How is 17 Tammuz Relevant Today?

The Deeper Meaning Behind The Fast Of 17 Tammuz

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The 17th of Tammuz is the tragic start to the Three Weeks, a period of intense mourning that culminates with Tisha B’Av – the day the Temple was destroyed. And if that’s not enough, the Mishna lists even more calamities that took place on the 17th of Tammuz. Is it just a coincidence that all these terrible moments happened on the same day? Is the 17th of Tammuz just the Israelites’ bad luck day, or is there a common theme that runs throughout the events of this day?

Join us as we explore this tragic day in Jewish History – and never think of the 17 Tammuz the same way again.



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