Fast of Gedaliah


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Noun1.Fast of Gedaliah - (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tishri 3 that commemorates the killing of the Jewish governor of Judah
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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The annual Fast of Gedaliah, observed one day after the Jewish New Year, commemorates that dismal event.
The Fast of Gedaliah, though instituted as the final element of a series mourning the destruction of both the Temple and Jewish independence in the Land of Israel, can be utilized by educators to shed important light on the tragic national consequences of assassination.