Shabbat Parah / שַׁבָּת פּרה

Shabbat Parah (Shabbat of the Red Heifer) for Hebrew Year 5782 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 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 / שַׁבָּת פּרה

  1. maf: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38 · 23 p’sukim


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