The Essence of the 10th of Tevet

The month of Tevet was visited by three tragedies that occurred to the Jewish people. On the eighth day the Torah was translated into Greek. On the ninth day Ezra, the Scribe, died. And, on the tenth day the siege of Jerusalem began. It would have been appropriate to...

Is the Tenth of Tevet a Taanit Tzibur?

Rav Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel in Chicago Tomorrow is the tenth of Tevet, which is known as one of the public fast days. We will try in this column to understand the status of this day and its halachic consequences. Yom Kippur is a Taanit mi’deorita (originating...

Asarah B’Tevet – 5768

Rabbi Yitzchak Neria Former Rosh Kollel in Montreal   The navi Zechariah says: “Thus said Hashem, Master of Legions, ‘the fast of the fourth [month], the fast of the fifth [month], the fast of the seventh [month], and the fast of the tenth [month] shall be for...