Ta’anit Bechorot 2012 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5772

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta'anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5772 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 2009 14 Nisan 5769
Ta'anit Bechorot 2010 14 Nisan 5770
Ta'anit Bechorot 2011 14 Nisan 5771
Ta'anit Bechorot 2012 14 Nisan 5772
Ta'anit Bechorot 2013 14 Nisan 5773
Ta'anit Bechorot 2014 14 Nisan 5774
Ta'anit Bechorot 2015 14 Nisan 5775
Ta'anit Bechorot 2016 14 Nisan 5776


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