Ta’anit Esther 1988 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5748

Fast of Esther ✡️

Ta'anit Esther for Hebrew Year 5748 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 1985 13 Adar 5745
Ta'anit Esther 1986 13 Adar II 5746
Ta'anit Esther 1987 11 Adar 5747
Ta'anit Esther 1988 13 Adar 5748
Ta'anit Esther 1989 13 Adar II 5749
Ta'anit Esther 1990 11 Adar 5750
Ta'anit Esther 1991 13 Adar 5751
Ta'anit Esther 1992 13 Adar II 5752

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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