Shabbat Zachor 2034 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5794

Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5794 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 2031 13 Adar 5791
Shabbat Zachor 2032 9 Adar 5792
Shabbat Zachor 2033 11 Adar II 5793
Shabbat Zachor 2034 13 Adar 5794
Shabbat Zachor 2035 13 Adar II 5795
Shabbat Zachor 2036 9 Adar 5796
Shabbat Zachor 2037 13 Adar 5797
Shabbat Zachor 2038 13 Adar II 5798
Shabbat Zachor 2039 9 Adar 5799
Shabbat Zachor 2040 11 Adar 5800


Shabbat Zachor / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר

Torah Portion: Exodus 27:20-30:10

Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2 - 15:34 (33 p'sukim)


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