The Fast of Gedalia (Hebrew: צוֹם גְּדַלְיָּה), also spelled Gedaliah, is a Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of the righteous governor of Judah of that name, which ended Jewish rule following the destruction of the First Temple. Like other minor fasts, Tzom Gedaliah begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).

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List of Dates

Tzom Gedaliah begins in the Diaspora on:

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11 - 34:10

1: Exodus 32:11-14 (4 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 34:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 34:4-10 (7 p'sukim)

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanach
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Fast of Gedalia" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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