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TODAY IN JUDAISM: Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Tevet 10, 5766 * January 10, 2006


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Today is: Tuesday, Tevet 10, 5766
Fast of Tevet 10

Today's Laws & Customs

• Fast Day

Tevet 10 is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem (see "Today in Jewish History"). We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall, and add the Selichot and other special supplements to our prayers. (More recently, Tevet 10 was chosen to also serve as a "general kaddish day" for the victims of the Holocaust, many of whose day martyrdom is unknown.)

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Today in Jewish History

• Siege of Jerusalem (425 BCE)

On the 10th of Tevet of the year 3336 from Creation (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Thirty months later -- on Tammuz 9, 3338 -- the city walls were breached, and on Av 9th of that year, the Holy Temple was destroyed. The Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia for 70 years.

Daily Study

Chitas and Rambam for today:

Chumash: Vayechi, 3rd Portion Bereishit 48:17-48:22 with Rashi
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Tehillim: Chapters 55 - 59
• Hebrew text:
• English text:

Tanya: Likutei Amarim, end of Chapter 9
• Lesson in Tanya:
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• Sefer Hamitzvos:
• 1 Chapter: Mechirah Chap. 22
• 3 Chapters: Terumot Chap. 13, 14, 15

Hayom Yom:
• English Text:


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