Shabbat Chazon 2012 / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן 5772

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

Shabbat Chazon for Hebrew Year 5772 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 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
Shabbat Chazon 2013
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5773
Shabbat Chazon 2014
Parashat Devarim
6 Av 5774
Shabbat Chazon 2015
Parashat Devarim
9 Av 5775
Shabbat Chazon 2016
Parashat Devarim
9 Av 5776

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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