The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period
when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple.
The period begins on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz,
a fast day that marks the day when the walls of Jerusalem
were breached by the Romans in 69 CE.
17 Tammuz is a fast day, on which we refrain from
eating and drinking from dawn to nightfall --
this year on Sunday, July 21st.
The Three Weeks reaches its climax and concludes with the
fast of the 9th of Av (Tisha B'Av),
the date when both Holy Temples were set aflame.
This is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, and it is also the date
that many other tragedies befell our people.
This year the fast commemorating Tisha B'Av will begin on
Saturday night, August 10 through Sunday, August 11.
Join us at Chabad of Patchogue
Saturday, August 10, 2019
as we read from the
Book of Lamentations (Eichah)
Contact Rabbi Sasonkin about additional Tisha B'Av services.
28 Mowbray Street, Patchogue
(Young Israel of Patchogue)
For more about The Three Weeks & Tisha B'Av, click here.