Ta'Anit Esther 2018 is on Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Happy Belated Ta'anit Esther?
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 is Ta'Anit Esther 2018. The Fast of Esther (', ) 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.
The Fast of Esther (', ) 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.
The cake was delicious.
edit~ oooo yeah, that's right too. Infidelosaurus Ta'anit Esther is different from human Ta'anit Esther...
Seriously though. By now you've obviously realized that I only answered this for the 2 points, right? I didn't do your "Ta'anit Esther".
Question for Jews: Ta'anit Esther - what counts as a fast in Judaism?
Specifically for Ta'anit Esther the fast is from sunrise to sunset. This is true for several other minor fast days as well. Fasting means no eating or drinking anything, not even water during that period. Pregnant or nursing women and those who are ill are exempt from these minor fasts.
There are 2 fast days that are observed from sunset to sunset, Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av (the ninth of Av). On those days it is also prohibited to wash, wear leather, rinse the mouth out, have marital relations, and anointing the skin with lotions or oil. You should ask a Rabbi about whether you need to fast if you have a medical condition that precludes fasting, have daily medication that you need to take with food or drink, or if you are pregnant or nursing.
Jewish Holiday Calendar 2010?
Fast of Tevet 10
Tu B'Shevat February 9
Ta'anit Esther March 9
Work should be avoided.
Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible. Nightfall of March 9 through nightfall of March 10
Work permitted March 11
No work permitted on April 9-11, 15-16. Work is permitted only on April 12-14 with certain restrictions. Sunset of April 8 through nightfall of April 16
Second Passover May 8
Lag B'Omer May 12
No work is permitted Sunset of May 28 through nightfall of May 30
The 17th of Tammuz July 9
Work should be avoided. Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible. Sunset of July 29 through nightfall of July 30
No work is permitted. Sunset of September 18 through nightfall of September 20
Fast of Gedaliah
No work is permitted. Sunset of September 27 through nightfall of September 28
No work permitted on Oct. 3-4. Work is permitted on Oct. 5-9 with certain restrictions. Sunset of October 2 through sunset of October 9
Work permitted with certain restrictions. October 9
No work is permitted. Sunset of October 9 through nightfall of October 10
No work is permitted. Nightfall of October 10 through nightfall of October 11
Chanukah Sunset of December 11 through December 19