Ta’anit Bechorot 2037 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5797

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta’anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5797 occurs at dawn 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 2034 14 Nisan 5794
Ta’anit Bechorot 2035 14 Nisan 5795
Ta’anit Bechorot 2036 14 Nisan 5796
Ta’anit Bechorot 2037 14 Nisan 5797
Ta’anit Bechorot 2038 14 Nisan 5798
Ta’anit Bechorot 2039 14 Nisan 5799
Ta’anit Bechorot 2040 14 Nisan 5800
Ta’anit Bechorot 2041 14 Nisan 5801


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
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“Fast of the Firstborn” in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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