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Break the Fast

Break the Fast

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The Jewish calendar contains several fast days, most of them commemorating various landmark events that revolve around the destruction of the Holy Temples. Read More.
Participate in a break the fast following evening services @ Chabad. $18/Person. RSVP devory@chabadpaloalto.com
Menu: Salmon, Soup, Rice, Salad, Bagels, Spreads, Fruit, Cake, Hot and Cold Drinks

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On the 3rd of Tishrei, the day after Rosh Hashanah, we fast in memory of Gedaliah's tragic death and its disastrous aftermath.




yom kippur.pngYom Kippur takes place on the 10th of Tishrei and is the holiest day of the year. It is the day of Atonement when we are the closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls.




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On the 10th of Tevet, in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem.



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On the 13th of Adar, the Fast of Esther is observed in commemoration of Queen Esther's fast at the time of the miracle of Purim





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Thirty months following the siege of the 10th of Tevet, on the 17th of Tammuz, the city walls were breached.





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And on the 9th of Av, the First Holy Temple and the Second Holy Temple was destroyed. The Jewish people were exiled.

 

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