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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

When the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz, King Zedekiah fled the city. He was captured by Babylonian troops in the plains of Jericho on the 10th of Tammuz and was taken to King Nebuchadnezzar, who forced him to witness the slaughter of his sons, and then ordered his eyes gouged out.

Links:

Zedekiah - The Last King of Israel
The Destruction of the First Holy Temple

Daily Thought

Our greatest blessings were uttered not by Moses, not by David, not even by G‑d Himself.

They were uttered by a wicked sorcerer, hired to curse.

The most brilliant diamonds hide in the deepest bowels of the earth;
the most intense blessings in the darkest caverns of life.

12 Tammuz 5730, sec. 9; Balak 5730, sec. 4.