minor fasts

Quiz: Minor Fasts

Mourning and Memory

   

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Remembering Tragedies of the Past

Several fast days that commemorate events from the past, such as the assassination of the Jewish leader Gedaliah (depicted below).

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Remember, and Don’t Forget!

The fast days are an example of the primacy of collective memory in Jewish tradition.

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PLUS:Is there still Jewish group memory today?

Practices

How minor fast days are observed.

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Non-Fixed Fast Days

Other occasions when some Jews may choose to fast:

·        Personal fasts for atonement and repentance

·        Communal or personal fasts because of danger, for spiritual cleansing, or other reasons

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Jewish Minor Fast Days

A brief description of all the minor fasts on the Jewish calendar.

Tenth of Tevet

This fast commemorates the beginning of the end of the First Temple.

The Fast of Esther

The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.