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Asara B’Tevet: 10th of Tevet a day of fasting for Jerusalem

Asara B’Tevet: 10th of Tevet a day of fasting for Jerusalem
When: January 7, 2020
Summary: On the 10th of Tevet 425 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. This ultimately led to the destruction of Jerusalem, the Temple, and exile to Babylon. Tevet 10 is a day of fasting, mourning, and repentance.

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The 10th of Tevet is the anniversary of the siege of Jerusalem in the year 425 BC by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, 30 months after the destruction of the first Temple. On this day, Jews throughout the world will fast and mourn its destruction and pray for its reconstruction.