Today is Tzom Asar Tevet (the Fast of the 10th of Tevet), a public fast which commemorates the date on which Nebuchadnezzar began the siege of Jerusalem, ending in its destruction and the exile of its inhabitants to Babylon.
The fast gets the ironic distinction of being the “easiest” fast, since it falls near the winter solstace, making it the shortest one on the calendar.
This also means that heat and dehydration aren’t factors when trying to observe the fast.
Everyone have an easy fast.

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