Shabbat Shekalim 2011 / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים 5771

Shabbat Shekalim (Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar) for Hebrew Year 5771 began on and ended on .

Shabbat Shekalim ("Sabbath [of] shekels" שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 is read. This Shabbat takes place on the Shabbat before the 1st of the Hebrew calendar month of Adar, or on the 1st of Adar itself if it falls on Shabbat. In leap years on the Hebrew calendar, when there are two months of Adar, Shabbat Shekalim is on the Shabbat before the 1st of Adar II (or on the 1st of Adar II itself if it is Shabbat).

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Dates for Shabbat Shekalim

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Shekalim 2008 1 Adar II 5768
Shabbat Shekalim 2009 27 Sh'vat 5769
Shabbat Shekalim 2010 29 Sh'vat 5770
Shabbat Shekalim 2011 29 Adar I 5771
Shabbat Shekalim 2012 25 Sh'vat 5772
Shabbat Shekalim 2013 29 Sh'vat 5773
Shabbat Shekalim 2014 29 Adar I 5774
Shabbat Shekalim 2015 25 Sh'vat 5775
Shabbat Shekalim 2016 25 Adar I 5776
Shabbat Shekalim 2017 29 Sh'vat 5777

Tanakh

Shabbat Shekalim / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים

Torah Portion: Exodus 38:21-40:38

Haftarah: II Kings 12:1 - 12:17

References

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