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Ta'anit Esther: What You Should Know

By Rabbi Hayim Arking Mar 19, 2019 10:34 AM
When we were faced with a great war orchestrated by Haman to destroy every Jew on the fourteenth of Adar, a fast day was enacted by Mordech...

Why We Fast on Tzom Gedaliah

By Mrs. Shelly Greenstein - Forman Sep 12, 2018 12:04 PM
Many Jewish people are all familiar with the minor fast day that comes swiftly after the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Many learned about Tzom Geda...

Reciting Anenu in Arbit Before a Fast Day

By Mr. Morris Arking Aug 20, 2018 11:37 AM
The Gemara in Masekhet Shabbat (24a) quotes a Tosefta: Yamim She-En Bahen Qorban Musaf K’gon Sheni VaHamishi V’Sheni Shel (V&rsq...

Why We Fast on Asarah B'Tevet: Jerusalem Under Siege

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Dec 27, 2017 01:25 PM
With the upcoming fast day of Asarah B’Tevet, many people may be wondering why it is that we fast on this day. There are many fasts fr...