Ta’anit Bechorot 2054 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5814

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta’anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5814 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 2051 14 Nisan 5811
Ta’anit Bechorot 2052 12 Nisan 5812
Ta’anit Bechorot 2053 14 Nisan 5813
Ta’anit Bechorot 2054 14 Nisan 5814
Ta’anit Bechorot 2055 14 Nisan 5815
Ta’anit Bechorot 2056 14 Nisan 5816
Ta’anit Bechorot 2057 14 Nisan 5817
Ta’anit Bechorot 2058 14 Nisan 5818


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
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