Shabbat HaGadol / שַׁבָּת הַגָּדוֹל

Shabbat before Pesach 🕍

Shabbat HaGadol for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on . This corresponds to Parashat Tzav.

Shabbat HaGadol (“Great Shabbat” שבת הגדול) is the Shabbat immediately before Passover. There is a special Haftarah reading on this Shabbat of the book of Malachi. Traditionally a lengthy and expansive sermon is given to the general community in the afternoon.

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Dates for Shabbat HaGadol

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat HaGadol 2020
Parashat Tzav
10 Nisan 5780
Shabbat HaGadol 2021
Parashat Tzav
14 Nisan 5781
Shabbat HaGadol 2022
Parashat Metzora
8 Nisan 5782
Shabbat HaGadol 2023
Parashat Tzav
10 Nisan 5783
Shabbat HaGadol 2024
Parashat Metzora
12 Nisan 5784
Shabbat HaGadol 2025
Parashat Tzav
14 Nisan 5785
Shabbat HaGadol 2026
Parashat Tzav
10 Nisan 5786
Shabbat HaGadol 2027
Parashat Metzora
10 Nisan 5787


Shabbat HaGadol / שַׁבָּת הַגָּדוֹל

Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24 · 21 p’sukim


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