Fast of Tevet

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Noun1.Fast of Tevet - (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
minor fast day - one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar
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The rabbinate in Israel has ruled the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet as a day on which Jews commemorate the Yortsayt of relatives, victims of the Holocaust, whose date of death is unknown, with prayer and study.
If the Knesset mandated the 27th of Nissan as Yom Ha'Shoah, why did the rabbis in Israel need to mandate the fast of the Tenth of Tevet as a day of saying the Kaddish memorial prayer for the victims of the Holocaust?
In certain ultra-Orthodox Jewish circles, the Shoah is remembered on either the minor fast day of the Tenth of Tevet or on the Ninth of Av, rather than on Yom Ha'Shoah.