Fast of the 17th of Tammuz Observed

4:16 am | Fast begins
9:00 am | Morning service with Torah reading
5:45 pm | Minha service; no Ma’ariv (Evening service)
9:08 pm | Fast ends

The fast of Sh’va asar b’Tammuz begins the
period known as “the three weeks,” a period
of mourning culminating in Tisha b’Av, the 9th
of Av. According to tradition, on the 17th of
Tammuz in 586 BCE, the walls of the First Temple
were breached by the Babylonians, and on the
same date in 69 CE, the walls of the Second
Temple were breached by the Romans. Like the
three other minor fasts of the year, the fast of the
17th of Tammuz is from dawn until dark, not from
sunset to sunset. When the 17th of Tammuz falls
on Shabbat, like this year, the fast is observed on
the 18th.

Like the three other minor fasts of the year, the fast of the 17th of Tammuz is from dawn until dark, not from sunset to sunset.