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Jews prepare for the traditional mourning post

July 29 2009
08:53

That evening, faithful Jews will fast in memory of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, which happened almost two thousand years ago. Restrictions on eating, work, sex and the manifestation of joy will remain for the whole day.

According to the Bible, the Temple had two and both were destroyed: first, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar (586 BC. Er.), And then - Romans (70 AD. Er.).

"Since the destruction of the Second Temple was nearly 2,000 years, yet we are experiencing this event as if it happened yesterday," - said in his address to the Jews, Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.

Mourning the post of the Jews will begin at sundown the preceding day (at 21.40 29 July) and continues until sundown the next day (22.29, 30 July). In the synagogue that day off just a few mourning candles.

At the time of mourning Jews prescribed complete abstinence from eating and drinking, bathing, intimacy, use perfume, are prohibited from wearing leather shoes, work, study Torah, for it is a source of joy. Approved as read only the text associated with an expression of grief and sorrow, for example , sections of the Talmud devoted to the destruction of Jerusalem.

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