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  7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771

Fast to End at 8:10

The fast of the 17th of Tammuz will end at 8:10 p.m. in Jerusalem, at 8:12 in Tzfat, and at 8:08 in Tel Aviv.

The day-long fast commemorates a number of tragedies that took place over the course of Jewish history, foremost among them the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans in the time of the Second Temple.