Shabbat Chazon 2020 / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן 5780

Shabbat Chazon (Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)) for Hebrew Year 5780 began on and ended on .

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 2017 6 Av 5777
Shabbat Chazon 2018 9 Av 5778
Shabbat Chazon 2019 9 Av 5779
Shabbat Chazon 2020 4 Av 5780
Shabbat Chazon 2021 8 Av 5781
Shabbat Chazon 2022 9 Av 5782
Shabbat Chazon 2023 4 Av 5783
Shabbat Chazon 2024 6 Av 5784
Shabbat Chazon 2025 8 Av 5785
Shabbat Chazon 2026 4 Av 5786


Shabbat Chazon / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1 - 1:27 (27 p'sukim)


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Special Shabbat#Shabbat Chazon" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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