Shabbat Zachor 2011 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5771

Shabbat before Purim 🕍

Shabbat Zachor for Hebrew Year 5771 began on and ended on . This corresponds to Parashat Tzav.

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 2008
Parashat Vayikra
8 Adar II 5768
Shabbat Zachor 2009
Parashat Tetzaveh
11 Adar 5769
Shabbat Zachor 2010
Parashat Tetzaveh
13 Adar 5770
Shabbat Zachor 2011
Parashat Tzav
13 Adar II 5771
Shabbat Zachor 2012
Parashat Tetzaveh
9 Adar 5772
Shabbat Zachor 2013
Parashat Tetzaveh
13 Adar 5773
Shabbat Zachor 2014
Parashat Tzav
13 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Zachor 2015
Parashat Tetzaveh
9 Adar 5775

Tanakh

Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Parashat Tzav · Leviticus 6:1-8:36; Deuteronomy 25:17-19

  1. 1: Leviticus 6:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Leviticus 6:12-7:10 · 22 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Leviticus 7:11-38 · 28 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Leviticus 8:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Leviticus 8:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Leviticus 8:22-29 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Leviticus 8:30-36 · 7 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Zachor

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2-34 · 33 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 Zachor" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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