Shabbat Zachor 2021 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5781
Shabbat Zachor (Shabbat before Purim) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .
Shabbat Zachor (“Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.
Shabbat Times West Jerusalem, Israel
- Candle lighting: 17:08 on Friday, Feb 19
- Shabbat Zachor occurs on Saturday, Feb 20
- This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Terumah
- Havdalah: 18:04 on Saturday, Feb 20
Portion (parasha) for this week:
Terumah | תרומה | “Heave Offering”
Torah: Exodus 25:1 – 27:19
(Please review the scriptures listed below the photos)
“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.