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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
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“The Essence of this Day” The fast of the Tenth of Teves is marked by a halachic stringency greater than that of all the other commemorative fasts. When any of those fasts fall on Shabbos, they are postponed to the following day. If, however, the tenth of...
To our limited vision, it seems that the days commemorated by fasts are sad, lonely days. But the Rebbe explains that when Mashiach comes things will be revealed in their true reality. And then we will see that these days were not as bad as they seemed. O...
The Tenth of Teves is a communal fast day, commemorating the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem in the era of the First Beis HaMikdash, the Holy Temple. It’s true that the tragic nature of the events commemorated by other fasts; the breaching of the wall...
Asarah BeTeves, the tenth day in the month of Teves, is a public fast. On this day “The king of Bavel surrounded (“samach”) Jerusalem and laid siege to it.Rambam, Hilchos Taaniyos 5:2. See also Melachim II, 25:1-2; Yirmeyahu 52:4-5; Yechezkel 24:2. ” This...
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