Three Catastrophes of Chodesh Teves
1. Ptolmy, king of Greece, commanded that the Torah be translated to Greek. He chose five sages to translate it and a number of inconsistencies were found.
2. The Prophet Ezra who led the Jewish people in the building of the second Bais Hamikdah passed away.
3. The Tenth [day] of Teves marks the day of the Siege on Jerusalem, led by the evil Nevuchadnezer.