Ta’anit Bechorot 1776 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5536

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5536 occurred on .

Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות, Ta’anit B’khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta’anit B’khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Usually, the fast is broken at a siyum celebration (typically made at the conclusion of the morning services), which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast. Unlike most Jewish fast days, only firstborns are required to fast on the Fast of the Firstborn.

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Dates for Ta’anit Bechorot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Ta'anit Bechorot 1773 14 Nisan 5533
Ta'anit Bechorot 1774 12 Nisan 5534
Ta'anit Bechorot 1775 14 Nisan 5535
Ta'anit Bechorot 1776 14 Nisan 5536
Ta'anit Bechorot 1777 14 Nisan 5537
Ta'anit Bechorot 1778 12 Nisan 5538
Ta'anit Bechorot 1779 14 Nisan 5539
Ta'anit Bechorot 1780 14 Nisan 5540

Tanakh

Ta’anit Bechorot / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10

  1. 1: Exodus 32:11-14 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Exodus 34:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Exodus 34:4-10 · 7 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
"Fast of the Firstborn" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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