All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

The Fast Of Tevet.

Today is the fast of the tenth of Tevet, which commemorates the besieging of Jerusalem by the Babylonian king Nebuchanezzer in the year 586 BCE. He later destroyed the Temple.

Latterly, it has taken on a new meaning, becoming a day dedicated to (fasting in memory of) the six million Jews who were butchered in the Holocaust.

I will of course be fasting, but wonder how I’ll make it through, whilst teaching. Fortunately though, as it’s my easiest day (only two classes), it shouldn’t be too much of struggle…