Ta'anit Esther / תענית אסתר
The Fast of Esther (Ta'anit Ester, Hebrew: תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר) is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three-day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim. If the date of the Fast of Esther falls on Shabbat (Saturday), the fast is instead observed on the preceding Thursday. Like other minor fasts, Ta'anit Esther begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).
Ta'anit Esther begins at dawn on Wed, 23 March 2016.
List of DatesTa'anit Esther begins on:
- at dawn (13th of Adar, 5775)
- at dawn (13th of Adar II, 5776)
- at dawn (11th of Adar, 5777)
- at dawn (13th of Adar, 5778)
- at dawn (13th of Adar II, 5779)
- at dawn (13th of Adar, 5780)
- at dawn (13th of Adar, 5781)
- at dawn (13th of Adar II, 5782)
- at dawn (13th of Adar, 5783)
- at dawn (11th of Adar II, 5784)
Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11 - 34:10
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