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Tenth of Tevet: The Beginning of the Siege

The Tenth of Tevet was ordained as a fast, because on that day Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia, came with his troops to besiege Jerusalem, and this siege was the beginning of the tragedy that ended with the destruction of the First Temple and the exile of Divine Presence (Shechina)

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Month of Kislev

Kislev is the Babylonian name of the 9th month counting from the first month Nissan. It is 3 months after Rosh Hashana which is the beginning of Tishrei. Its Zodiac sign is Sagittarius (Keshet- bow, rainbow), as it's well known that the rains of Kislev cause rainbows when the sun comes out. Secondly, the first time a rainbow was ever seen in world history was on the 28th of Kislev when Noach exited the ark.