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The Fast Days

These are the (fast) days:  (on) the 3rd of Tishri was killed Gedaliah the son of Achikum,  (who) after the destruction of the Temple,  was left by Nebuchadnetzer in Israel,  and acted as the Governor over Israel,  and because he was murdered all (Israel) were exiled.  The dead numbered thousands,  and the last remaining embers (remnant) of Israel were extinguished. (KSA 121:2)