Shabbat Parah 2017 / שַׁבָּת פּרה 5777

Shabbat Parah (Shabbat of the Red Heifer) for Hebrew Year 5777 began on and ended 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 2014 20 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Parah 2015 23 Adar 5775
Shabbat Parah 2016 23 Adar II 5776
Shabbat Parah 2017 20 Adar 5777
Shabbat Parah 2018 23 Adar 5778
Shabbat Parah 2019 23 Adar II 5779
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

Tanakh

Shabbat Parah / שַׁבָּת פּרה

Torah Portion: Exodus 30:11-34:35

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38

References

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