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11 years, 10 months ago
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:
10th of Tevet
17th of Tammuz
What's the sixth? What does this siddur have that's special for this sixth fast day?
New and complete
Fast of speech
Exegeses of the Sages on the Destruction of the First and Second Temples
Midrash Eicha and exegesis on the coming of the Messiah
A publication of Bakal. Jerusalem 5755
Jul 28, 2011 at 19:41
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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.
Jul 28, 2011 at 19:44
Isaac Moses ♦ Isaac Moses
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Perhaps it includes Yom Kippur
Jul 28, 2011 at 19:53
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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.
Aug 18, 2013 at 15:53
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