Ta’anit Esther 1776 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5536

Fast of Esther ✡️

Ta'anit Esther for Hebrew Year 5536 occurred on .

The Fast of Esther (Ta’anit Ester, Hebrew: תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר) is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three-day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim. If the date of the Fast of Esther falls on Shabbat (Saturday), the fast is instead observed on the preceding Thursday. Like other minor fasts, Ta’anit Esther begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).

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Dates for Ta’anit Esther

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Ta'anit Esther 1773 13 Adar 5533
Ta'anit Esther 1774 13 Adar 5534
Ta'anit Esther 1775 13 Adar II 5535
Ta'anit Esther 1776 13 Adar 5536
Ta'anit Esther 1777 11 Adar II 5537
Ta'anit Esther 1778 13 Adar 5538
Ta'anit Esther 1779 13 Adar 5539
Ta'anit Esther 1780 13 Adar II 5540

Tanakh

Ta’anit Esther / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10

  1. 1: Exodus 32:11-14 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Exodus 34:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Exodus 34:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Fast of Esther" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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