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Ta’anit Bekhorim

Ta’anit Bekhorim, or the Fast of the Firstborn, falls in the spring on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This private fast day is traditionally observed only by firstborn males and commemorates that they were saved from the tenth plague in Egypt, the death of the firstborn. In many Sephardic communities, firstborn women have also participated in this fast day.

Synonyms: Taanit Bekhorim, Ta’anit Bechorim, Taanit Bechorim

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