Ta’anit Bechorot 2093 / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת 5853

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta’anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5853 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 2090 14 Nisan 5850
Ta’anit Bechorot 2091 14 Nisan 5851
Ta’anit Bechorot 2092 14 Nisan 5852
Ta’anit Bechorot 2093 14 Nisan 5853
Ta’anit Bechorot 2094 14 Nisan 5854
Ta’anit Bechorot 2095 14 Nisan 5855
Ta’anit Bechorot 2096 14 Nisan 5856
Ta’anit Bechorot 2097 14 Nisan 5857


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