Ta’anit Bechorot 2004 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5764

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5764 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.

Read more from Judaism 101 or Wikipedia


Dates for Ta’anit Bechorot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
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
Ta'anit Bechorot 2006 14 Nisan 5766
Ta'anit Bechorot 2007 14 Nisan 5767
Ta'anit Bechorot 2008 12 Nisan 5768


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