Shabbat Parah / שַׁבָּת פּרה

Shabbat Parah (Shabbat of the Red Heifer) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Shabbat Parah ("Sabbath [of the] red heifer" שבת פרה) takes place on the Shabbat before Shabbat HaChodesh, in preparation for Passover. Numbers 19:1-22 describes the parah adumah ("red heifer") in the Jewish temple as part of the manner in which the kohanim and the Jewish people purified themselves so that they would be ready ("pure") to sacrifice the korban Pesach.

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Dates for Shabbat Parah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Parah 2020 18 Adar 5780
Shabbat Parah 2021 22 Adar 5781
Shabbat Parah 2022 23 Adar II 5782
Shabbat Parah 2023 18 Adar 5783
Shabbat Parah 2024 20 Adar II 5784
Shabbat Parah 2025 22 Adar 5785
Shabbat Parah 2026 18 Adar 5786
Shabbat Parah 2027 18 Adar II 5787
Shabbat Parah 2028 20 Adar 5788
Shabbat Parah 2029 23 Adar 5789
Shabbat Parah 2030 18 Adar II 5790

Tanakh

Shabbat Parah / שַׁבָּת פּרה

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38

References

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