THE PURIM MIRACLE 1

HaShem Saves BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 1-2 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov ESTHER CHAPTER 1 In the public reading of the Torah in the synagogue, only one person at a time may read aloud to the congregation, because hearing more than one voice would be distracting to the listeners. However, so beloved is…

Chag Purim

Esther 2:10אסתר ב׳:י׳+18 לֹא־הִגִּ֣ידָה אֶסְתֵּ֔ר אֶת־עַמָּ֖הּ וְאֶת־מֽוֹלַדְתָּ֑הּ כִּ֧י מָרְדֳּכַ֛י צִוָּ֥ה עָלֶ֖יהָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־תַגִּֽיד׃ Esther did not reveal her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had told her not to reveal it. Esther 2:7אסתר ב׳:ז׳+17 וַיְהִ֨י אֹמֵ֜ן אֶת־הֲדַסָּ֗ה הִ֤יא אֶסְתֵּר֙ בַּת־דֹּד֔וֹ כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין לָ֖הּ אָ֣ב וָאֵ֑ם וְהַנַּעֲרָ֤ה יְפַת־תֹּ֙אַר֙ וְטוֹבַ֣ת מַרְאֶ֔ה וּבְמ֤וֹת אָבִ֙יהָ֙ וְאִמָּ֔הּ לְקָחָ֧הּ מָרְדֳּכַ֛י ל֖וֹ…

The Mitzvah of the Purim Feast Holding the Purim Feast at Night

The holiday of Purim is different than all other holidays we celebrate in that whereas regarding other holidays the Mitzvah of partaking of a joyous holiday meal applies during the day and night, regarding the holiday of Purim, there is only a Mitzvah to hold a feast during the day, not at night. Nevertheless, several…

Likutey Tefilot FG for Purim 

  H“ 216 / GATE FIFTIETH THE (74, II (37 a is Purim Because Parah Parashat Read We Pesach for Preparation Torah the, Parah Parashat read we, Purim After to us reminds This. Heifer Red the describing portion .Pesach for preparation in ourselves purify and, Pesach from were beginnings all, Originally the of recollection a…

THE PURIM MIRACLE 4

BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 7-8 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov NOTE: This email contains commentary on FOUR chapters, Esther 7-10. No study emails will be sent tomorrow (March 1, Purim). The next email is scheduled for Friday, March 2 when we will G-d willing resume our studies of the prophets with Tzephaniah chapters…

THE PURIM MIRACLE 3

BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 5-6 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov ESTHER CHAPTER 5 V 1: “And it was on the THIRD day…” – “Israel is not left in trouble for more than three days. Joseph put his brothers ‘into custody for THREE days’ (Genesis 42:17); Jonah was in the belly of the fish…

THE PURIM MIRACLE 2

BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 3-4 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov ESTHER CHAPTER 3 V 1: “After these things Ahashverosh promoted Haman…” Ahashverosh’s feast had taken place in the third year of his fourteen-year reign (Esther 1:3), while Esther became queen four years later, in the seventh year of his reign (Esther 2:16). It…

Purim / פורים

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). Reading of the Megillah…

Ta’anit Esther / תענית אסתר

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….

KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 3-4

BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 3-4 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov ESTHER CHAPTER 3 V 1: “After these things Ahashverosh promoted Haman…” Ahashverosh’s feast had taken place in the third year of his fourteen-year reign (Esther 1:3), while Esther became queen four years later, in the seventh year of his reign (Esther 2:16). It…

Purim Katan

Purim Katan is a rare guest that deserves special attention. In the 19-year cycle of regular and leap years we have nineteen Purims, but only seven Purim Katans. We must truly utilize it for special activities.   There’s a strong connection between Purim and Purim Katan. The Mishnah teaches: “There is no difference between the…