Shabbat Shekalim 2018 / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים 5778

Shabbat Shekalim (Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar) for Hebrew Year 5778 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 2015 25 Sh'vat 5775
Shabbat Shekalim 2016 25 Adar I 5776
Shabbat Shekalim 2017 29 Sh'vat 5777
Shabbat Shekalim 2018 25 Sh'vat 5778
Shabbat Shekalim 2019 25 Adar I 5779
Shabbat Shekalim 2020 27 Sh'vat 5780
Shabbat Shekalim 2021 1 Adar 5781
Shabbat Shekalim 2022 25 Adar I 5782
Shabbat Shekalim 2023 27 Sh'vat 5783
Shabbat Shekalim 2024 29 Adar I 5784


Shabbat Shekalim / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים

Torah Portion: Exodus 21:1-24:18

Haftarah: II Kings 12:1 - 12:17 (17 p'sukim)


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Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
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Jewish Publication Society
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