Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | April 29, 2011

Three Weeks

From Wikipedia

The Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim (Hebrew: בין המצרים, “Between the Straits” cf “In Dire Straits”) is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples. The Three Weeks start on the seventeenth day of the Jewish month of Tammuz the fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz and end on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av the fast of Tisha B’Av, which occurs exactly three weeks later. Both of these fasts commemorate events surrounding the destruction of the Jewish Temples and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the land of Israel. According to conventional chronology, the destruction of the first Temple, by Nebuchadrezzar II, occurred in 586 BCE, and the second, by the Romans, in 70 CE. Jewish chronology, however, traditionally places the first destruction at about 421 BCE. (See Missing years (Hebrew calendar) for more information.)

Note: 17 Tammuz worship of the golden calf

1 Av death of Aaron; in 1914, WWI; in 2008, economic crash; in 2009, earthquakes, Icelandic volcano erupted

9 Av the spies had despised the Promised Land, so people barred from entering on this date; the Temple destroyed both times on this day; 1492, Alhambra Decree ordering all Jews to leave Spain

Go here for this years updateyou will see some amazing things as you scroll down

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