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Written by Rabbi Norbert Weinberg siegeThe Fast of Asarah B-Tevet (the Tenth of Tevet) will take place on Thursday, Jnaury 5th.  The Fast will start at 5:43 A.M. and be over at 4:58 P.M. 

This is one of the four fast days commemorating the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the two Holy Temples. On this day, the Babylonians, headed by Nebuchadnezzer, launched their attack upon Jerusalem.  Because this day was first in the events which culminated in our dispersion around the world for many centuries, it has been marked by the Rabbinate of Israel as the day of the yahrzeit for our brothers and sisters who were murdered during the Holocaust and whose dates of death are unknown to us. 

I light a Yahrzeit candle on this day and recite the Kaddish for my relatives and the others who perished for the sake of Kiddush Hashem.  If you have not already done so, you might want to consider undertaking this meaningful minhag.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening and with best regards.
 
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