25 02, 2020

Esther never fasted on the Fast of Esther

By |2020-02-25T08:41:38-07:00February 25th, 2020|Thoughts|

The holiday of Purim is observed beginning the evening of March 9 with a fast day called the “Fast of Esther” that precedes it on 13 Adar. Some Jews observe the fast day from morning of March 9 until sundown. It does not begin the night before as Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, and is, [...]

28 06, 2015

Fasts observed for events that did not occur on the day of the fast

By |2015-06-28T05:07:10-07:00June 28th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                      Fasts observed for events that did not occur on the day of the fast   There are two extended mourning periods in the Jewish calendar, one for three weeks and the other for seven. Both are not based on verifiable facts and dates, both are not biblical since the events occurred after the [...]