Thursday, January 01, 2015

10th of Tevet and Jan 1

As Rav Fish mentioned a few weeks ago, this year is the first year that Asara Betevet has fallen out on January 1st since 10 Tevet, 5699/Jan. 1st, 1939.

I'm reminded of the Hasidic idea that from Rosh Hashana until New Years Day, our Rosh Hashana prayers may not have been accepted due to the prosecuting angels prosecuting against us - until January 1st, when the difference is clear: the non-Jews revel with frivolity while the Jewish New Year was done with awe of G-d, all those Heavenly accusations against us disappear and our prayers are accepted.

So this year especially, since we are spending January 1st fasting over the beginning of the Hurban, may our prayers from both Rosh Hashana and Asara Betevet be accepted, and may the Tzom Ha'asiri soon turn into a joyous day for all of Kelal Yisrael.


At Thu Jan 01, 03:46:00 AM 2015, Blogger Devash said...

Amen! Thanks. That's beautiful.

At Thu Jan 01, 08:46:00 AM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Thu Jan 01, 11:54:00 AM 2015, Blogger Leah said...


At Thu Jan 01, 06:00:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! There is a definite special meaning to this Asarah B'Tevet. May the Geulah coming speedily b'rachamim!

At Sun Jan 04, 12:32:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Hatam Sofer, Esav died on 10 Tevet. And seems that 2015 have to days of 10 Tevet, 1 January, 2015 and 22 December 2015. And if Mashiah will not come in 5775, let him come in 2015


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