Fast of Tammuz

The Fast of 17th Tammuz is a minor Jewish fast day

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.