Top 5 Ways to Make Your Fast Easier
Here are some quick tips to make your fast a bit more bearable: 1. The day before the fast begins, take frequent drinks of water. 2. Eat a balanced meal before the fast....
Aug 8, 2016
By OU Staff
Getting Married the Night of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz
Fast days, with the exception of Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, begin in the morning. Does that mean we can enjoy ourselves the night before? In particular, the Three Weeks, with...
Jun 9, 2010
By Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik (adapted from lectures)
The 17th of Tammuz is one of the four major fast days. As the name suggests, the primary way we commemorate tragic anniversaries is through fasting. Why is a temporary abstinence...
Jun 29, 2007
By Asher Meir
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