On the 17th day in the Jewish month of Tammuz …
… Jews fast and mourn to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen our people on this day.
This fast marks the beginning of the 3 weeks of mourning leading up to Tisha B’Av
Fast begins: 5.42am Sunday Morning 08 July (in 2012)
Fast ends: 5.49pm Sunday Evening 08 July (in 2012)
On this day Moses saw that the Israelites were violating many of the laws he had received and smashed the 10 Commandments.