Shabbat Chazon 2008 / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן 5768

Shabbat before Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision) 🕍

Shabbat Chazon for Hebrew Year 5768 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 2005
Parashat Devarim
8 Av 5765
Shabbat Chazon 2006
Parashat Devarim
4 Av 5766
Shabbat Chazon 2007
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5767
Shabbat Chazon 2008
Parashat Devarim
8 Av 5768
Shabbat Chazon 2009
Parashat Devarim
4 Av 5769
Shabbat Chazon 2010
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5770
Shabbat Chazon 2011
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5771
Shabbat Chazon 2012
Parashat Devarim
9 Av 5772

References

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