Ta’anit Bechorot 2001 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5761

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5761 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 1998 14 Nisan 5758
Ta'anit Bechorot 1999 14 Nisan 5759
Ta'anit Bechorot 2000 14 Nisan 5760
Ta'anit Bechorot 2001 12 Nisan 5761
Ta'anit Bechorot 2002 14 Nisan 5762
Ta'anit Bechorot 2003 14 Nisan 5763
Ta'anit Bechorot 2004 14 Nisan 5764
Ta'anit Bechorot 2005 12 Nisan 5765


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Fast of the Firstborn" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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