Fast of Tammuz

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Noun1.Fast of Tammuz - (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tammuz 17 when the walls of Jerusalem were breached
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
minor fast day - one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar
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In Hebrew, this annual 21-day mourning period is called Bein HaMetzarim, or "between the days of distress," beginning with the Seventeenth of Tammuz (July 23), when the walls of Jerusalem were when the walls of Jerusalem were breached by first the Babylonians, and ending on Tisha B'Av (August 13), when the Temples were destroyed.
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