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

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.

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