Friday, July 22, 2005

Shiva Asar B'Tammuz

This Sunday is the fast of the 17th of Tammuz, beginning the time period known as The Three Weeks.

The Baal Shem Tov taught that before a fast one should say, "I wish to offer my fat and blood, my body and fire, my spirit, soul, strength, heart and will before Him."

May Hashem answer our prayers during this time and rip up all the harsh decrees against us.

2 Comments:

At July 22, 2005 at 10:51:00 AM EDT, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Amen

 
At July 24, 2005 at 10:45:00 AM EDT, Blogger Zoe Strickman said...

I like your attitude about the fast. I'm having a difficult time looking forward to this one. I suppose I'm still at the yolk level.

Anyway, I hope you don't mind me asking you this, but I was wondering if you would be willing to put a link on your site to mine. My site is seriously lacking in Jewish readership and I could use the increased traffic (and more importantly, the feedback) on topics that I am writing about on the blog, and I don't know how to attract more Jewish readers. I'd appreciate any suggestions you have, and I've enjoyed reading your site since I came onto the blog world in March. Thanks. -Zoe

 

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