Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Shabbat Zachor ("Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.

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Dates for Shabbat Zachor

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Shabbat Zachor 2020 11 Adar 5780
Shabbat Zachor 2021 8 Adar 5781
Shabbat Zachor 2022 9 Adar II 5782
Shabbat Zachor 2023 11 Adar 5783
Shabbat Zachor 2024 13 Adar II 5784
Shabbat Zachor 2025 8 Adar 5785
Shabbat Zachor 2026 11 Adar 5786
Shabbat Zachor 2027 11 Adar II 5787
Shabbat Zachor 2028 13 Adar 5788
Shabbat Zachor 2029 9 Adar 5789
Shabbat Zachor 2030 11 Adar II 5790

Tanakh

Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2 - 15:34

References

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