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 7-8

KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Esther 7-8 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov ESTHER CHAPTER 7 Seeing Esther invite Haman to her feast with the king had brought the Jews of Shushan to the highest peak of Teshuvah. Previously they believed that in the Jewish queen they had a strong ally in the royal household who might…