The eve of Passover is the only fast day in the Jewish calendar that only applies to one segment of the Jewish community.
This fast commemorates the beginning of the end of the First Temple.
Recent historical events have lead to new archetypes.
Communal remembering was constructed on the basis of traditional Jewish archetypes.
The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.
Judaism has communal fasts that are not on the yearly calendar and numerous occasions when individuals may choose to fast.
Fast days are acknowledged in the synagogue liturgy.
Beliefs & Practices
Many of the stringent restrictions that apply on Tisha B'Av and Yom Kippur do not apply to the minor fasts.
A brief description of all the minor fasts on the Jewish calendar.
The Jewish calendar has a number of such days in addition to Yom Kippur.