The Temple Institute: Temple Talk: Tammuz 19, 5765/July 26, 2005

Focusing on the intense three week period of mourning, known in Hebrew as beyn ha meitzarim - between the straits, that began with Sunday's day of fast - the 17th of Tammuz, and ends with the fast of the 9th of Av. The meaning of mourning for and remembering the Holy Temple. Also on topic is the perennial yearning for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, and some of the attempts made throughout the 2000 years of exile to do just that. Rabbi Richman discusses in depth the meaning of fasting according to Jewish tradition, and the significance of these traditions today, for both Jews as well as Bnei Noach.

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