Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Asara B'Teves 5775 Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for the fast of Asara B’Teves which is this Thursday, January 1:

Davening Times:
Alos HaShachar – Fast Begins: 5:53 AM
Shacharis 1 (includes selichos): 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2 (includes selichos): 8:00 AM
Shacharis 3 (includes selichos): 9:00 AM
Mincha 1 (includes laining): 12:20 PM*
Mincha 2 (includes laining): 2:00 PM*
Mincha 3 (includes laining): 4:15 PM*
Maariv 1: 5:10 PM
Fast Ends: 5:15 PM
Maariv 2: 8:30 PM

Yarchei Kallah:
There will be Yarchei Kallah from 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM learning the sugya of Taanis (Gemorah Rosh Hashanah 18B).

*Please note that the time for Mincha is for Ashrei. Please allow several minutes for קרבנות.

On the 10th of Teves 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 the 9th of Av of that year, the Holy Temple was destroyed. The Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia for 70 years.

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