Tzom Tammuz Traditions

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (Tzom Tammuz) is observed from the break of dawn until sunset. This is a more relaxed fast than Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av as we are allowed to wash and wear leather.

Special prayers are added to the morning and afternoon services during the fast. This day is the beginning of the Three Weeks, an annual period of mourning over the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem.

Customs in Brief

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Reasons why we fast on this day