Shabbat HaGadol ("Great Shabbat" שבת הגדול) is the Shabbat immediately before Passover. There is a special Haftarah reading on this Shabbat of the book of Malachi. Traditionally a lengthy and expansive sermon is given to the general community in the afternoon.

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List of Dates

Shabbat HaGadol begins in the Diaspora on:

Torah Reading

Haftarah: Malachi 3:4 - 3:24

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Special Shabbat" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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