Shabbat Chazon 1996 / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן 5756

Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision 🕍

Shabbat Chazon for Hebrew Year 5756 began on and ended on . This corresponds to Parashat Devarim.

Shabbat Chazon (“Sabbath [of] vision” שבת חזון) takes its name from the Haftarah that is read on the Shabbat immediately prior to the mournful fast of Tisha B’Av, from the words of rebuke and doom coming from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 1:1-27. It is also referred to as the Black Sabbath due to its status as the saddest Shabbat of the year (as opposed to the White Sabbath, Shabbat Shuvah, immediately precededing Yom Kippur).

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Dates for Shabbat Chazon

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Chazon 1993
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5753
Shabbat Chazon 1994
Parashat Devarim
8 Av 5754
Shabbat Chazon 1995
Parashat Devarim
9 Av 5755
Shabbat Chazon 1996
Parashat Devarim
4 Av 5756
Shabbat Chazon 1997
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5757
Shabbat Chazon 1998
Parashat Devarim
9 Av 5758
Shabbat Chazon 1999
Parashat Devarim
4 Av 5759
Shabbat Chazon 2000
Parashat Devarim
4 Av 5760


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Shabbat Chazon – of Vision" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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