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Ta’anit Bechorot / תַּעֲנִית בְּכוֹרוֹת

Fast of the First Born ✡️

Ta’anit Bechorot for Hebrew Year 5785 occurs at dawn on .

Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות, Ta’anit B’khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta’anit B’khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Usually, the fast is broken at a siyum celebration (typically made at the conclusion of the morning services), which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue the fast. Unlike most Jewish fast days, only firstborns are required to fast on the Fast of the Firstborn.

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Dates for Ta’anit Bechorot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Ta’anit Bechorot 2021 12 Nisan 5781
Ta’anit Bechorot 2022 14 Nisan 5782
Ta’anit Bechorot 2023 14 Nisan 5783
Ta’anit Bechorot 2024 14 Nisan 5784
Ta’anit Bechorot 2025 12 Nisan 5785
Ta’anit Bechorot 2026 14 Nisan 5786
Ta’anit Bechorot 2027 14 Nisan 5787
Ta’anit Bechorot 2028 14 Nisan 5788


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
“Fast of the Firstborn” in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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