Ta'anit Esther 2017 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5777
Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for Hebrew Year 5777 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 2014||11 Adar II 5774|
|Ta'anit Esther 2015||13 Adar 5775|
|Ta'anit Esther 2016||13 Adar II 5776|
|Ta'anit Esther 2017||11 Adar 5777|
|Ta'anit Esther 2018||13 Adar 5778|
|Ta'anit Esther 2019||13 Adar II 5779|
|Ta'anit Esther 2020||13 Adar 5780|
|Ta'anit Esther 2021||13 Adar 5781|
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Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10
- The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
- Sefaria Tanakh
- Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
- Jewish Publication Society
- "Fast of Esther" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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