The 10th of Tevet: Biblical Siege of Jerusalem

Rabbi Yosef Eisen gives a short audio lecture on the history of the Tenth of Tevet, when the Babylonians laid siege to Jerusalem. As the [Book of the] Prophet Ezekiel says, “… The king of Babylon has invested [i.e. surrounded] Jerusalem…” [Ezekiel 24:2]

The 10th of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar can occur from mid-December to early January. In 20’23, it falls on January 3.