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Old 09-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Since its nearly 1:00 am here in Israel, here's a post to remind those who observe it at Daybreak.




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Tzom Gedaliah (Fast of Gedaliah)
is an annual fast day instituted by the Jewish Sages to commemorate the
assassination of Gedaliah Ben Achikam, the Governor of Israel during the days of
Nebuchadnetzar King of Babylonia. As a result of Gedaliah's death the final
vestiges of Judean autonomy after the Babylonian conquest were destroyed, many
thousands of Jews were slain, and the remaining Jews were driven into final
exile.




http://www.ou.org/chagim/tzomgedaliah/Default.htm
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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The fast begins at 5:51 am local time for me tomorrow. I'm not able to eat or drink in the morning without getting nauseous, so I'm about to take my last sips of water until 8:20 pm tomorrow. That will make this a roughly 21 hour fast for me. I think for those of us Jews who fast the proscribed 7 times a year, fasting becomes much easier (than when I used to fast only on YK). One has to get into "fasting shape," and then it gets much easier.

Wishing all my fellow CD posters an easy and meaningful fast on Sunday.
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