Ta'anit Esther 2012 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5772
Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for Hebrew Year 5772 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
|Ta'anit Esther 2009||13 Adar 5769|
|Ta'anit Esther 2010||11 Adar 5770|
|Ta'anit Esther 2011||11 Adar II 5771|
|Ta'anit Esther 2012||13 Adar 5772|
|Ta'anit Esther 2013||11 Adar 5773|
|Ta'anit Esther 2014||11 Adar II 5774|
|Ta'anit Esther 2015||13 Adar 5775|
|Ta'anit Esther 2016||13 Adar II 5776|
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Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10
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- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
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- Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
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