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Ta'anit Esther: What You Should Know

By Hayim Arking Mar 15, 2022 06:00 AM
When we were faced with a great war orchestrated by Haman to destroy every Jew on the fourteenth of Adar, a fast day was enacted by Mordech...

Why We Fast on Tzom Gedaliah

By Shelly Greenstein - Forman Sep 08, 2021 06:00 AM
Many Jewish people are all familiar with the minor fast day that comes swiftly after the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Many learned about Tzom Geda...

Reciting Anenu in Arbit Before a Fast Day

By Morris Arking Dec 12, 2021 06:00 AM
The Gemara in Masekhet Shabbat (24a) quotes a Tosefta: Yamim She-En Bahen Qorban Musaf K’gon Sheni VaHamishi V’Sheni Shel (V&rsq...

Why We Fast on Asarah B'Tevet: Jerusalem Under Siege

By Yosef Churba Dec 12, 2021 06:00 AM
With the upcoming fast day of Asarah B’Tevet, many people may be wondering why it is that we fast on this day. There are many fasts fr...