Tenth of Tevet (Hebrew: עשרה בטבת, Asarah BeTevet), the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet, is a minor fast day in Judaism. The fast commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia. Like other minor fasts, Asara B'Tevet begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).

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List of Dates

Asara B'Tevet begins in the Diaspora on:

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11 - 34:10

1: Exodus 32:11-14 (4 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 34:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 34:4-10 (7 p'sukim)

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Hebrew - English Bible
Mechon Mamre
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Tenth of Tevet" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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