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In our own homes, we commerate a time of fasting, praying, and weeping on the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av.
Between the two days marks 3 weeks of praying and weeping asking HaShem to "restore us as in days of old".
Today, though there may be weeping, we believe in the hope that is in Messiah, that truly He will bring to us and all of Israel... The Joy of our Salvation!

Beginning on the 17th of Tammuz (July 17, 2022) a times of weeping begins as we commerate these heart-breaking moments in history:

  1. Moses broke the tablets when he saw the Jewish people worshipping the Golden Calf.
  2. During the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, the Jews were forced to cease offering the daily sacrifices due to the lack of sheep.
  3. Apostomos burned the holy Torah
  4. An idol was placed in the Holy Temple
  5. The walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans, in 69 CE.

On the 9th of Av (August 7, 2022) the cilmax of the 3 weeks takes place as the most major of events took place including:

  1. The Spies Returned With a Bad Report
  2. Both Holy Temples Were Destroyed
  3. The Battle at Betar Was Lost
  4. The Romans Plowed the Beit Hamikdash
  5. The Jews Were Expelled From England
  6. The Jews Were Banished From Spain
    Both World Wars Began