Shabbat Zachor 2016 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5776

Shabbat before Purim 🕍

Shabbat Zachor for Hebrew Year 5776 began on and ended on . This corresponds to Parashat Vayikra.

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 2013
Parashat Tetzaveh
13 Adar 5773
Shabbat Zachor 2014
Parashat Tzav
13 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Zachor 2015
Parashat Tetzaveh
9 Adar 5775
Shabbat Zachor 2016
Parashat Vayikra
9 Adar II 5776
Shabbat Zachor 2017
Parashat Tetzaveh
13 Adar 5777
Shabbat Zachor 2018
Parashat Tetzaveh
9 Adar 5778
Shabbat Zachor 2019
Parashat Vayikra
9 Adar II 5779
Shabbat Zachor 2020
Parashat Tetzaveh
11 Adar 5780

Tanakh

Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Parashat Vayikra · Leviticus 1:1-5:26; Deuteronomy 25:17-19

  1. 1: Leviticus 1:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Leviticus 1:14-2:6 · 10 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Leviticus 2:7-16 · 10 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Leviticus 3:1-17 · 17 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Leviticus 4:1-26 · 26 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Leviticus 4:27-5:10 · 19 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Leviticus 5:11-26 · 16 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
"Shabbat Zachor – of Remembrance" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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