DIARY Sunday 12th September / 4th Tishri,5771

* On Saturday night at 02:00 a.m. Israel changes *
from the summertime to wintertime clock

Sunday 12 September / 4 Tishri
Fast of Gedaliah (deferred from Shabbat)

Today’s fast is in memory of Gedaliah son of Achikam, Babylonian-appointed governor of Judaea after the destruction of the First Temple. His assassination (Jeremiah ch. 41) brought the last vestiges of Jewish self-rule in Israel to an end. The fast commences at dawn on Sunday and is observed until nightfall. Selichot are recited today and every weekday until Yom Kippur.

SOURCE: Azamra Institute – Jerusalem, Israel

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