Tzom Tammuz 2011 / צוֹם תָּמוּז 5771

Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple ✡️

Tzom Tammuz for Hebrew Year 5771 occurred on .

The Seventeenth of Tammuz (Hebrew: שבעה עשר בתמוז‎, Shiv’ah Asar b’Tammuz) is a Jewish fast day commemorating the breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple. It falls on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz and marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to Tisha B’Av. Like other minor fasts, Tzom Tammuz begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark). If the 17th of Tammuz falls on a Shabbat, the fast is instead observed the next day, the 18th of Tammuz (on Sunday).

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Dates for Tzom Tammuz

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Tzom Tammuz 2008 17 Tamuz 5768
Tzom Tammuz 2009 17 Tamuz 5769
Tzom Tammuz 2010 17 Tamuz 5770
Tzom Tammuz 2011 17 Tamuz 5771
Tzom Tammuz 2012 18 Tamuz 5772
Tzom Tammuz 2013 17 Tamuz 5773
Tzom Tammuz 2014 17 Tamuz 5774
Tzom Tammuz 2015 18 Tamuz 5775

Tanakh

Tzom Tammuz / צוֹם תָּמוּז

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10

  1. 1: Exodus 32:11-14 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Exodus 34:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Exodus 34:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Seventeenth of Tammuz" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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