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On Mekor Judaica's website, I see a Sephardic siddur for sale, for the שש תעניות, the six fast days.

I was only aware of 5 fast days:

  • Ta'anit Esther
  • Tzom Gedaliah
  • 10th of Tevet
  • 17th of Tammuz
  • Tisha B'av

What's the sixth? What does this siddur have that's special for this sixth fast day?

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Here's an example of Chamesh Taaniyot (5 fasts) like I would have expected. –  Chanoch Jul 28 '11 at 19:42
    
I would guess it's Behab –  b a Aug 28 '12 at 1:41

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Perhaps it includes the Fast of the Firstborn. Contemporary practice is to override it, so I don't know if there's any liturgy for it, but maybe at some time in some communities, it was/is observed as a fast, with its own liturgy.

Or maybe the sixth fast is the non-calendar-fixed "Ta'anit Dibbur," which the front cover says is included.

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+1 That seems to be exactly what the cover indicates, anticipating this question. –  WAF Jul 28 '11 at 20:07
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Liturgy for a Taanit Dibbur sounds rather parodoxical... –  Double AA Sep 25 '11 at 3:02

Perhaps it includes Yom Kippur

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There are 6 fast days that every Jew must keep - Tzom Gedaliah, Yom Kippur, Asarah B'Teves, Ta'anis Esther, Shivah Asar B'Tammuz and Tishah B'Av. End of story.

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And you propose that the book included full liturgy for Yom Kippur? Also who said these are all fasts that every Jew must keep? –  Double AA Aug 18 '13 at 15:56
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How is this different from Gershon's answer? –  Double AA Aug 18 '13 at 15:59
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Welcome to Mi Yodeya. I'm so used to Yom Kippur getting its own book that it wouldn't have occurred to me to add it to a different siddur. –  Monica Cellio Aug 18 '13 at 17:12

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