Shabbat Zachor 2021 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5781

Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5781 began on and ended 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 2018 9 Adar 5778
Shabbat Zachor 2019 9 Adar II 5779
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

Tanakh

Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1-27:19; Deuteronomy 25:17-19

  1. 1: Exodus 25:1-16 · 16 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Exodus 25:17-30 · 14 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Exodus 25:31-26:14 · 24 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Exodus 26:15-30 · 16 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Exodus 26:31-37 · 7 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Exodus 27:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Exodus 27:9-19 · 11 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2 - 15:34 · 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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