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They are called בין המצרים is Hebrew or "the Three Weeks" in English. They are partly in Tammuz and partly in Av, so calling them "the Three Weeks of Tammuz", seems to be incorrect. I am not aware of any additional prayers being said during "the Three Weeks". On a fast day we wear tefillin. Only on תשעה באב we do not wear tefillin in the morning because we ...


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These practices may be minhagim according to some but there is a Torah requirement to don Tefillin so yes, you certainly should. Although sometimes the Rabbis have temporarily suspended the performance of a positive mitzvah, this is usually due to an overriding negative commandment they are trying to protect. For example, the reason we do not blow Shofar ...



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