17 Tammuz 5780
Ta'anit Shiva Asar b'Tammuz
If the example of Pesach holds true, we are about to increase our suffering through the coming three weeks until we understand the the real feeling of the fast days. Obviously, HKB"H is in control of how and when. At Pesach we got a good feeling of what it means to be enslaved as our actions and activities were dictated by government fiat. We lost our freedom of movement and interaction. Only HKB"H knows what is coming, but rest assured that it is all for our ultimate good.
Wishing you a meaningful, heartfelt and successful fast.