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The fast of the 24th of Tishri

צוֹם כּ״ד בְּתִשְׁרִי

(It is possible that) this fast was appointed as a reminder of the killing of the Jewish governor Gedalya (installed by the Babylonian king) by plotters **.

**) According to later scholars this fast was appointed by the priest Ezra during the construction of the Second Temple and the restoration of offerings; because the Israelites after their return from the Babylonian captivity, during the reading of the Torah, realized that they violated the commandments of God and by this fast they did penance for their sins.