Ta'anit Bechorot 2021 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5781

Ta'anit Bechorot (Fast of the First Born) for Hebrew Year 5781 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 2018 14 Nisan 5778
Ta'anit Bechorot 2019 14 Nisan 5779
Ta'anit Bechorot 2020 14 Nisan 5780
Ta'anit Bechorot 2021 12 Nisan 5781
Ta'anit Bechorot 2022 14 Nisan 5782
Ta'anit Bechorot 2023 14 Nisan 5783
Ta'anit Bechorot 2024 14 Nisan 5784
Ta'anit Bechorot 2025 12 Nisan 5785
Ta'anit Bechorot 2026 14 Nisan 5786
Ta'anit Bechorot 2027 14 Nisan 5787


Ta'anit Bechorot / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-34:10


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