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Tzom Gedaliah

September 21

Tzom Gedaliah

An annual fast day to commemorate the assassination of Gedaliah Ben Achikam.  As a result of Gedaliah’s death the final vestiges of Judean autonomy after the Babylonian conquest were destroyed, many thousands of Jews were slain, and the remaining Jews were driven into final exile.

 

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September 21