July is the seventh (7th) month of the Gregorian calendar. The fourth (4th) Biblical sacred calendar month called Tammuz began at sundown on Wednesday 13h of June and ends at sundown on July 12, 2018. This is the eleventh (11th) month of the Biblical Civil Calendar.

On the 17th of Tammuz Jews around the world, take part in the Fast of Tammuz. This year the fast begins on June 30, 2018 at sundown and ends at sundown on July 3, 2018. The fast is known as Shivah Asar B’Tammuz. It is the start of a three week mourning period for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples. The fast commemorates some tragic events that occurred on this date:

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