Shabbat Times HaGosherim, Israel
- Fast begins: 05:00 on Thursday, Feb 25
- Ta’anit Esther occurs on Thursday, Feb 25
- Fast ends: 17:59 on Thursday, Feb 25
- Erev Purim occurs on Thursday, Feb 25
- Purim occurs on Friday, Feb 26
- Candle lighting: 17:11 on Friday, Feb 26
- This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Tetzaveh
- Havdalah: 18:07 on Saturday, Feb 27
- Shushan Purim occurs on Sunday, Feb 28
Ta’anit Esther 2021 / תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר 5781
Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for Hebrew Year 5781 ocurrs 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).
Purim 2021 / פּוּרִים 5781
Purim (Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .
Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).