The first Slichah that we say on the fast day of Asarah B’teves is…..
“אזכרה מצוק אשר קראני, “בשלוש” מכות בחודש זה הכאני.”
The “three” tragedies, are elaborated in the Slichah…. and the source of two of them is from a Megilas Taanis that is quoted in the Shulchan Aruch Arach Chaim (580).
In understanding the Shulchan Aruch, it becomes clear, that in fact there are FOUR tragedies…and one is missing…
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