Asara B'Tevet


Asara B-Tevet (ah-sah-RAH b-tay-VET) listen
Asara B'Tevet (uh-SUH-ruh b'TEI-vet) listen


  • n. "A minor fast day that falls on the 10th of Tevet. It commemorates the start of the siege of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia in 586 B.C.E., which is considered the beginning of the destruction of the First Temple" (JPS).

Example Sentences

  • "They're learning about the Warsaw ghetto uprising in school, because next week is Asara be-Tevet." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • עשרה בטבת asara be-tevet 'tenth of Tevet'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Asara BeTevet, Asora BeTevet, Asore BeTevet, Asarah BeTevet, Asorah BeTevet, Asoreh BeTevet, Asora B'Tevet, Asore B'Tevet, Asarah B'Tevet, Asorah B'Tevet, Asoreh B'Tevet, Asara Be-Tevet, Asora Be-Tevet, Asore Be-Tevet, Asarah Be-Tevet, Asorah Be-Tevet, Asoreh Be-Tevet, Asara BeTeyvet, Asora BeTeyvet, Asore BeTeyvet, Asarah BeTeyvet, Asorah BeTeyvet, Asoreh BeTeyvet, Asara B'Teyvet, Asora B'Teyvet, Asore B'Teyvet, Asarah B'Teyvet, Asorah B'Teyvet, Asoreh B'Teyvet, Asara Be-Teyvet, Asora Be-Teyvet, Asore Be-Teyvet, Asarah Be-Teyvet, Asorah Be-Teyvet, Asoreh Be-Teyvet, Asara BeTeves, Asora BeTeves, Asore BeTeves, Asarah BeTeves, Asorah BeTeves, Asoreh BeTeves, Asara B'Teves, Asora B'Teves, Asore B'Teves, Asarah B'Teves, Asorah B'Teves, Asoreh B'Teves, Asara Be-Teves, Asora Be-Teves, Asore Be-Teves, Asarah Be-Teves, Asorah Be-Teves, Asoreh Be-Teves, Asara BeTeyves, Asora BeTeyves, Asore BeTeyves, Asarah BeTeyves, Asorah BeTeyves, Asoreh BeTeyves, Asara B'Teyves, Asora B'Teyves, Asore B'Teyves, Asorah B'Teyves, Asarah B'Teyves, Asoreh B'Teyves, Asara Be-Teyves, Asora Be-Teyves, Asore Be-Teyves, Asarah Be-Teyves, Asorah Be-Teyves, Asoreh Be-Teyves

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