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Tevet 10 (Fast)

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Tevet 10 (Fast): fast day commemorating the date on which the Babylonians laid siege around the walls of Jerusalem, leading to the eventual destruction of the Holy Temple
Jerusalem Under Siege
On Asarah B'Tevet, the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet, in the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Asarah B'Tevet (this year, Dec 22, 2023) is observed as a day of fasting, ...
What does this day commemorate? Well, three things, actually.
Are you aware of the significant events that took place on this date?
Refresh your memory and learn something new about the fast of 10 Tevet with this interesting compilation.
What a fast day is really about.
The fast of the Tenth of Tevet commemorates the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem (588 BCE), which culminated in the destruction of the first Temple. It is always observed in the week before or after the Torah reading of Vayigash, which relates the story of t...
This is the only Jewish fast that is observed on Friday, which means that we fast all the way up until we make kiddush.
The Tenth of Tevet
The tenth of Tevet is a fast day commemorating the date on which the Babylonians laid siege around the walls of Jerusalem, leading to the eventual destruction of the Holy Temple.
The tenth of Tevet is a fast-day when we mourn the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.
Days of Opportunity
The Jewish calendar contains several fast days, most of them commemorating various landmark events that revolve around the destruction of the Holy Temples. Learn how these days are observed.
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