The Fast of Gedaliah: A Jewish Leader Assassinated

The day after Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish community fasts in memory of a leader's tragic death and its disastrous aftermath.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/8/2013, 10:44 AM

To Eat or Not to Eat, That's the Question

Saudi Arabia warned non-Muslims residing in the kingdom to refrain from openly eating during the month of Ramadan, or else face deportation.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/23/2012, 11:52 AM

Tenth of Tevet - Fast Day Marks Siege of Jerusalem

This Thursday, 10 Tevet, Jews fast in commemoration of the start of the siege of Jerusalem by Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar. Hana Levi Julian, 1/5/2012, 9:56 AM