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The 17th of Tammuz Blues

That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.

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Published: June 20, 2013

Visitor Comments: 12

(12) yehudit channen, June 25, 2013 4:45 AM

very good!

Loved the tune, the lyrics were great especially "like a bruise on the year"! So creative!

(11) Ann, June 24, 2013 5:12 PM

Loved this, Brothers!

(10) Yechezkal Aish So Fla, June 24, 2013 4:39 PM


Thanks for the entertaining explanation of the fast. It's easier to share this with my staff than explaining why I am fasting. May it be a meaningful one for all of us.

(9) howard yagerman, June 24, 2013 1:16 PM

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(8) Jewish Mom, June 24, 2013 8:35 AM

One small historical correction

Thanks for the lovely song!
One correction:
The walls of Jerusalem were not breached by the Babylonians on the 17th of Tammuz; it was the Romans. Both Holy Temples were destroyed on the 9th of Av - the first Temple by the Babylonians, and the second Temple, by the Romans. The Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz, while the Romans breached the rebuilt walls on the 17th of Tammuz many years later. The reason why we commemorate the breaching of the walls by fasting on the 17th rather than the 9th of Tammuz is because the the first exile lasted only 70 years, but we are still suffering for nearly 2,000 years from the disastrous effects of the second breaching of the walls and the subsequent destruction of the Temple. May it be rebuilt speedily.

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