Asarah B’Teves: Why Do We Fast?
Asarah B’Teves is one of four fast days we observe annually that commemorate stages of the Temple’s destruction. We will explore what we are commemorating and what we hope to accomplish by fasting on these days.
Presented by: Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union (OU)
Rabbi Moshe Hauer has served the Orthodox Union (OU) as its Executive Vice President since 2020. In this role he serves as the organization’s rabbinic leader, heading its communal-oriented efforts and serving as its professional religious/policy leader and primary spokesman.
Prior to joining the OU, Rabbi Hauer served as the senior Rabbi of the Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation in Baltimore, MD for 26 years. He received his rabbinic ordination and doctor of Talmudic law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore and received his master’s of science from John Hopkins University.
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