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Is the Fast of Tevet considered a 24 hour fast, or does it begin in the morning until early evening?

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Only Yom Kippur and Tisha b'Av are 25-hour fasts. The others are minor fasts, from dawn (first light, before sunrise) until nightfall (full dark). The minor fasts are:

  • Fast of Gedaliah (3 Tishrei)
  • 10 Tevet
  • Fast of Esther (13 Adar)
  • Fast of the Firstborn (for those to whom it applies) (14 Nisan)
  • 17 Tamuz

You can read more about these fasts at Judaism 101.

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    +1. For some discussion about theoretically fasting from the nighttime, see this related question. – Fred Dec 31 '14 at 23:46

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