The 17th of Tammuz and the Tamid

Rabbi Doron Perez

This week, we commemorate the Fast of Tammuz, when we are told about five tragedies which befell the Jewish people on this sad day.

One of those tragedies is the cessation of the daily sacrifice, the Tamid, which is also spoken about in Parashat Pinchas.

What is the connection between the daily sacrifice and the destruction of the Temple, the Beit Hamikdash, which we mourn at this time of year?



Rabbi Doron Perez

Rabbi Doron Perez is the Chief Executive of World Mizrachi. He previously served the South African Jewish community for 15 years as the Rabbi of the Mizrachi Movement, Senior Rabbi of the Mizrachi Shul and the Head of Yeshiva College schools. Rabbi Perez is the author of the book “Leading the Way”.