Shalom everyone! I hope you have had a good start to 2012! This week, Jews around the world will be observing the fast of the 10th of Tevet or Asarah b'Tevet which falls on Thursday, January 5th. This week's article describes this fast and the three other minor fasts on the Jewish calendar in greater depth.
The Tenth of Tevet - A Minor Fast Day
Although Yom Kippur is perhaps the best known and most widely observed Jewish fast day, there are five additional fast days on the Jewish calendar, four of which relate in some fashion to the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. One of these is the 10th of Tevet.
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