Asara B’Tevet for the Hebrew Year 5782 occurs at dawn on .
The fast commemorates three calamities that occurred during Jewish history on the tenth of Teves and the two days preceding it:
- The siege of the First Temple by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians.
- The translation of the Torah into Greek, ordered by Egyptian King Ptolemy, during the Second Temple period.
- The death of Ezra the Scribe, great Jewish leader who returned the Jewish people to Israel following the Babylonian exile.
Read more here: Asara B’Tevet: The Fast of the 10th of Tevet