Ta'anit Bechorot 2014 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5774

Ta'anit Bechorot (Fast of the First Born) for Hebrew Year 5774 ocurred 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 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
Ta'anit Bechorot 2017 14 Nisan 5777
Ta'anit Bechorot 2018 14 Nisan 5778
Ta'anit Bechorot 2019 14 Nisan 5779
Ta'anit Bechorot 2020 14 Nisan 5780


Ta'anit Bechorot / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-34:10


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Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
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Jewish Publication Society
"Fast of the Firstborn" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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