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Asara B’Tevet

December 25, 2020

Tenth of Tevet/Asara B’Tevet

A minor Fast Day (dawn to nightfall) observed as a day of mourning to recognize the start of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia—an event that began on that date and ultimately culminated in the destruction of the First Temple and the conquest of the Kingdom of Judah (today Jerusalem and the southern West Bank).

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December 25, 2020