Asara betevet Summary

עשרה בטבת

Asara B' Tevet - the tenth day of the month of Tevet - is one of the four fast days on which we remember and mourn the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and the end of Jewish sovreignty in Israel.  This day commemorates the start of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem in 588 BCE. The siege lasted for a year and a half, and ended with the destruction of the Temple and the city,  and the subsequent Babylonian exile. 

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