Tuesday, July 7, 2009

17th of Tammuz - Beyond fasting


This coming Thursday is the fast of the 17th of Tammuz - Shiva Asar b'Tammuz. The fast begins in Allentown at 4:27 AM and ends at 9:17 PM.

One neither eats nor drinks, but - unlike the fasts of Tisha b'Av and Yom Kippur - one may wear leather shoes and wash normally.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 550:2)

Have a good day,

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