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  • KIDS PAGE

    By Abby Gilad

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Schmooze About Tammuz

    We have now entered the period Jews call "The Three Weeks." These are the weeks between two fast days: one is the 17th of Tammuz (the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached) and the other is Tisha B'av, the ninth of Av, the day the Romans destroyed our...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Sad Time

    This year, the 17th of Tammuz falls on Sunday, July 24. This is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, thousands of years ago, the Romans breached the wall of Jerusalem. Three weeks later, the Temple was destroyed.

    History Lesson

    The 17th of...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Good and the Bad

    This year, the 17th of Tammuz coincidentally falls on the 17th of July. The 17th of Tammuz (the 10th Jewish month) is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, a few thousand years ago, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem. Three...

  • Divine Love Diluted

    By Dennis Gura

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews" by James Carroll (Houghton Mifflin, $28)

    James Carroll loves the Roman Catholic Church. Unfortunately, the church he loves isn't the church he has. Carroll yearns for that short, winsome time when he was ennobled by liberation theology,...

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