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Tosafot Yom Tov Ta'anit 2:9 ובאמת שאין הכרע מדברי המשנה והפוסקים שיש הפסק ביניהם דהא לא תנן אלא עברו אלו ולא נענו דמשמע מיד שעברו ולא נענו גוזרים כו'. אלא דסברא הוא דמסתמא ממתינין קצת ומצפין לתשועה.‏ In truth, there is no way of telling from the Mishnah or the poskim that there would be a break between them [the two sets of three fasts], as all ...


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Read it carefully and also read Mishna 2:9. They declare batches of Monday-Thursday-Monday fasts. If it rains, then they immediately stop the Monday-Thursday-Monday fasting and do the "thanksgiving ceremony" described in Mishna 3:9. If, after the current Monday-Thursday-Monday batch it hasn't rained, then they immediately declare the next batch of Monday-...


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