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Today is a fast day, which is mentioned in Shulchan Aruch.

The fast day was established to commemorate the putting to death of Rabbi Chanina ben Teradeon, one of the β€˜Ten Martyrs. He was burned at the stake, wrapped in a scroll of a Sefer Torah.

He wasn’t killed alone, the Romans ordered the death of his wife too. His daughter was forcibly put in a brothel, from which her brother-in-law – her sister Beruryah’s husband – Rabbi Meir, saved her.

It is interesting to note, that one of his sons joined a group of robbers whom he eventually betrayed, and therefore they killed him.

Sources: Tur & Shulchan Aruch 580, Avoda Zara 17b, Eicha Rabbah 3


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