July is the seventh (7th) month of the Gregorian calendar. The fourth (4th) Biblical sacred calendar month called Tammuz begins on the 30th of June 2022 and ends at sundown on July 28, 2022. 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. If the 17th of Tammuz falls on a Shabbat, the fast is instead observed the next day, the 18th of Tammuz (on Sunday) This year the fast begins at sundown on July 16, 2022 and ends at sundown on July 17, 2022. This is a minor fast. 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.

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