Originally published 12/17/10, 8:47 am.
«At first glance, its[10th of Tevet's] content also appears different from the other fasts, since it marks neither the end of a process nor an event with immediate impact. The tenth of Tevet marks the date on which the siege of Jerusalem began. Hence we must ask, what in the events of that day moved the exiles themselves to proclaim a day of fasting and memorial over the beginning of the siege on Jerusalem? »
My Obiter Dicta
May we merit to see the Reconstruction of the BhM BbY