Ta’anit Bechorot 1988 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5748

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5748 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 1985 14 Nisan 5745
Ta'anit Bechorot 1986 14 Nisan 5746
Ta'anit Bechorot 1987 14 Nisan 5747
Ta'anit Bechorot 1988 14 Nisan 5748
Ta'anit Bechorot 1989 14 Nisan 5749
Ta'anit Bechorot 1990 14 Nisan 5750
Ta'anit Bechorot 1991 14 Nisan 5751
Ta'anit Bechorot 1992 14 Nisan 5752

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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