Shabbat Parah 2018 / שַׁבָּת פּרה 5778

Shabbat Parah (Shabbat of the Red Heifer) for Hebrew Year 5778 began on and ended on . This corresponds to Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei.

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 2015
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
23 Adar 5775
Shabbat Parah 2016
Parashat Shmini
23 Adar II 5776
Shabbat Parah 2017
Parashat Ki Tisa
20 Adar 5777
Shabbat Parah 2018
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
23 Adar 5778
Shabbat Parah 2019
Parashat Shmini
23 Adar II 5779
Shabbat Parah 2020
Parashat Ki Tisa
18 Adar 5780
Shabbat Parah 2021
Parashat Ki Tisa
22 Adar 5781
Shabbat Parah 2022
Parashat Shmini
23 Adar II 5782

Tanakh

Shabbat Parah / שַׁבָּת פּרה

Torah Portion: Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei · Exodus 35:1-40:38; Numbers 19:1-22

  1. 1: Exodus 35:1-29 · 29 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Exodus 35:30-37:16 · 60 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Exodus 37:17-29 · 13 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Exodus 38:1-39:1 · 32 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Exodus 39:2-21 · 20 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Exodus 39:22-43 · 22 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Exodus 40:1-38 · 38 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim ·

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

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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