Tzom Gedaliah / צום גדליה

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).

Tzom Gedaliah begins at dawn on Wed, 05 October 2016.

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List of Dates

Tzom Gedaliah begins 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)


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