Ta'anit Bechorot 2016 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5776
Ta'anit Bechorot (Fast of the First Born) for Hebrew Year 5776 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
|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|
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Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10
- The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
- Sefaria Tanakh
- Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
- Jewish Publication Society
- "Fast of the Firstborn" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
- Wikimedia Foundation Inc.