fast days

Re’eh: Seeking Divine Compassion in Times of Suffering

The seventh blessing of the Amidah asks God to see our suffering and redeem us from it.

Fasting Before Passover

The eve of Passover is the only fast day in the Jewish calendar that only applies to one segment of the Jewish community.

Tisha B’Av 2017

Tisha B'Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Monday, July 31, and continues until the evening of August 1.

Yom Kippur 2016

Click here for more questions and answers about Yom Kippur.When is Yom Kippur?Yom Kippur 2016 begins at sunset on Tuesday, ...

Tisha B’Av 2016

Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) begins at sunset on Saturday, August 13, and continues ...

17th of Tammuz

A minor fast day with major history.

Yom Kippur For Children

You don't have to fast in order to atone.