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(July 19) Today we’re observing . . .  Fast of Tammuz (Jewish)

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The blood of Tammuz by FlickrJunkie
Fast of Tammuz (Jewish)
This Jewish fast day recalls the 1st century Roman siege that breached the walls of Jerusalem — ultimately leading to the destruction of the Holy Temple. The holiday falls on the 17th of the Jewish month of Tammuz and marks the start of a three-week period of mourning.

photo credit: “The blood of Tammuz” via flickr

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