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  6/24/2013, Tammuz 16, 5773

1st: Time Off for Fasting National Service Volunteers


Director-General Sar-Shalom Jerbi of the National Civilian Service Administration issued an official letter, Monday, in which he made clear the rights of fasting volunteers, ahead of Tuesday's pre-dawn-to-dusk fast of the 17th of Tammuz and the 25-hour fast of the 9th of Av, three weeks later. The letter followed uncertainty, misunderstandings and mistakes in recent years.

In the case of the 9th of Av, volunteers are not required to be present at their volunteer organization, provided they have informed all the necessary parties in advance, and the fast day will not be counted against their vacation time. In the case of the other fasts, the volunteers will be entitled to take two hours off that won't be counted against their vacation, given the same advance notice.