January 10, 2006

Asarah B'Tevet

This Tuesday is the fast of Asarah B'Tevet

And it was in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon came, he and all his hosts, upon Jerusalem, and he encamped upon it and built forts around it. And the city came under siege till the eleventh year of King Tzidkiyahu. On the ninth of the month famine was intense in the city, the people had no bread, and the city was breached.
Second Kings 25

Read an excellent essay by Rav Bar Tzadok HERE

Another great essay can be found HERE

Have an easy fast!

1 comment:

Tovya @ Zion Report said...

i love everything that rav bar-tzadok says.. he is a great speaker, and says such great things.