Tenth of Tevet

This fast commemorates the beginning of the end of the First Temple.

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An attempt was even made to turn Jerusalem's Mount Zion into the central memorial for all Shoah victims. A few years later, Israel's Knesset passed a law which decreed that Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) would be commemorated each year on the 27th of Nissan, which marked the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and the Yad Vashem law [establishing Israel's Holocaust museum]. Both laws created new and more secular Israeli "Memory Places" for the Holocaust. Still, the Tenth of Tevet remains closely associated with the Shoah. It is recognized as the "General Kaddish Day" when all those victims whose actual date of death is unknown are commemorated in synagogues.

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Dr. Guy Miron

Dr. Guy Miron is Dean of the Graduate School of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. He is also a senior lecturer in Jewish history. Miron's research focuses on central European Jews in the first half of the 20th century.