Ta'anit Esther 2026 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5786
Ta'anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for Hebrew Year 5786 occurs at dawn 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 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 2028||11 Adar 5788|
|Ta'anit Esther 2029||13 Adar 5789|
|Ta'anit Esther 2030||13 Adar II 5790|
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Torah Portion: Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10
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