Fast of the 17th of Tammuz Observed

July 21, 2019 (All day)

4:30 am | Fast begins
9:00 am | Morning service with Torah reading
5:45 pm | Minha service; no Ma’ariv (Evening service)
8:57 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.