The 3 weeks

By Emi, Lizzy, and Gavin

When is it celebrated each year?

Each Year the Three weeks happens on the 17th in the Tammuz calendar. But in the American calendar it happen between July 6th and August 4th.

Why is it celebrated?

It is when the Jews mourn about how they lost their beloved Temple in Jerusalem. It happens in between the day when the fall of Jerusalem and the day the temple was destroyed. There were five things that were tragic on this day. One of them is that Moses broke the tablets when he saw the Jews worshiping the Golden Calf. Another is that the Apostomos burned the Torah.

Is work permitted during this celebration/occasion?

Work is permitted besides on Shabbat. Shabbat is equivalent to all the other Talmud commandments. Shabbat is the day of rest and relaxation for the jews.

How do they celebrate the holiday?

On certain days they do things differently. One of the things is they can't eat or drink on the 17th of Tammuz. The custom is to refrain from meat and wine during the nine days. You are allowed to taste the meat but you're not allowed to eat it.You are allowed to eat meat for the rest of the days as long as the meat isn't cooked with the meal.

Other interesting facts

The 3 weeks have 3 different different meanings. One meaning is it symbolizes unity, agreement, simplicity and when someone is in peace others must not disturb them. They stay at peace from everything. Somethings that they can't do is that no weddings are held and they are not aloud to listen to music, no hair cuts or shaving and avoid all public celebrations. They can't do those things in the 3 weeks.

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