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Reforms present: Fast of Rabin

'Fast of Rabin,' initiated by Reform movement, set to be added to other fast days in Jewish calendar

To commemorate Yitzhak Rabin's death, the Jewish Reform Movement has initiated The Fast of Rabin, similar to The Fast of Gedaliah.

 

The Fast of Gedaliah commemorates the assassination of Gedaliah, the Babylonian-appointed official charged with administering the Jewish population remaining in Judah following the destruction of the Temple and exile in 586 B.C.E.

 

Ahead of the memorial day commemorating Rabin's murder, the reform movement's rabbinical council issued a public statement confirming that the memorial day will be deemed a public fast day. It is set to be added to other days of fast in the Jewish calendar.

 

The rabbinical council has emphasized the need for personal and public introspection on this day in wake of the murder and its circumstances.

 

Similar to other public fast days, the movement's rabbis will not conduct weddings and other joyful events on this particular day. The reform community is set to conduct special prayer sessions to mark the day of Rabin's murder.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.02.06, 19:11
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