Shabbat Parah / שבת פרה

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.

Shabbat Parah begins at sundown on Fri, 05 March 2021.

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List of Dates

Shabbat Parah begins on:

Torah Reading

Torah Portion: Numbers 19:1 - 19:22 (special maftir)

maf: Numbers 19:1-22 (22 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16 - 36:38


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