Ta'anit Esther 2021 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5781

Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for Hebrew Year 5781 ocurred 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 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
Ta'anit Esther 2022 13 Adar II 5782
Ta'anit Esther 2023 13 Adar 5783
Ta'anit Esther 2024 11 Adar II 5784
Ta'anit Esther 2025 13 Adar 5785
Ta'anit Esther 2026 13 Adar 5786
Ta'anit Esther 2027 13 Adar II 5787


Ta'anit Esther / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר

Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-34:10


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