Wednesday, March 07, 2012

When the fast of Esther (Taanis Ester) begins and ends, in KGH, in 2012

Your local times may well be different, so if you don't live in Kew Gardens Hills, New York, follow the links and fill in your own zip code.

According to Chabad, the fast begins here:

Alot Hashachar (dawn) | Fast Begins
4:57 am

and ends as follows:

Shkiah (sunset)
5:54 pm
Fast Ends
6:21 pm
Tzeit Hakochovim (nightfall)
6:27 pm

According to,

Fast Begins

at 4:58 AM Dawn - Degrees
or at 5:07 AM Dawn - Fixed Minutes
Eating of a settled character - אכילת קבע - may not be started
during the half hour immediately preceding dawn. Please
consult your Rabbi for details. 

Fast Ends

R' Tukaccinsky

  • The fast ends no later than the
    emergence of ג' כוכבים בינונים at -
  • 6:24 PM
    R' Moshe Feinstein

  • One who finds fasting difficult may eat at -
  • 6:28 PM

  • One who does not find fasting difficult
    should wait until the time for מוצאי שבת at -
  • 6:35 PM

    [מהיכא תיתי]

    Do not rely on zmanim times to the last moment.

    Happy Yom Nikanor! This is the last fast of 2012, because the aliens are going to attack before the next (or else the war of Gog and Magog is scheduled to occur).

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