One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Jewish calendar) the fourth month of the civil and tenth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of December and January.
- ‘The Tenth of Tevet commemorates the day when Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem.’
- ‘The Rabbi relates the following story: On the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet during the height of World War II, Rabbi Aharon took a well-known activist on a train trip to Washington.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the rabbinic policy of minimizing days of tragic remembrances played a role in assigning the Holocaust remembrance to the Tenth of Tevet for a large section of the Israeli population.’
- ‘On the Tenth of Tevet, 2,500 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar began his siege of Jerusalem.’
From Hebrew ṭēḇēṯ.
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