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17 b’Tamuz is on Tuesday July 15

In Yerushalayim the fast begins at 4:19 a.m. and ends at 8:16 p.m.

Disasters that are remembered on 17 b’Tamuz:
• The Tablets were broken when Moshe Rabeinu came down from Mt. Sinai
• The daily tamid offering was suspended
• The walls of Jerusalem were breached in the time of the Second Temple. The three week period of mourning before 9 b’Av begins.
• Before the Bar Kochba revolt, Apostomus, a Roman military leader, burned the Torah
• Jews placed an idol in the Temple

This year’s schedule at the OU Israel Center:

9:00 a.m.
Rabbi Aharon Adler on Rambam

9:15 a.m.
Mrs. Shira Smiles: Parsha Insights

10:15 a.m.
Phil Chernofsky on the 17th of Tamuz

11:30 a.m.
Women’s Tehilim Group

12:00 noon
Rabbi Aharon Ziegler: Authenticating a Navi, Gadol HaDor and Mashiach

5:30 p.m.
Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher: Soaring through Sorrow. This shiur is dedicated to the memory of Edward Zipperstein ז”ל

6:45 p.m.

8:15 p.m.
Ma’ariv followed by refreshments