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The Worst Day to Visit a Synagogue!

There are three days of the year when synagogues are weird. Services are not typical. The crowd attending the synagogue is not typical. Even the clergy may not be their usual selves. 339 more words

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Ask an Author with Jennifer Wilck -- Pirates, Purim, and Passions

After a long hiatus to deal with mounting family issues, I am back with another awesome Ask an Author Friday featuring fellow NJRW member and romance author, Jennifer Wilck. 1,374 more words

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Megillah 30

The Mishna stated that on the second Shabbos we read Parashas Zachor. The Gemara states that if Purim falls on Friday, Rav maintains that we advance the reading of Zachor to the previous Shabbos which is on the eighth of Adar and Shmuel posits that we postpone the reading of Zachor to the following Shabbos which is the fifteenth of Adar. 150 more words


Esther 9:26
“So they called these days Purim, after the name Pur.”

Feasts were an important part of the Israel’s annual worship. In the Law, God established seven feasts, which occurred during three different seasons of their calendar year. 262 more words


Megillah 19

The Gemara states that HaShem showed Moshe the fine interpretations of the Torah, the fine rabbinic interpretations, and what the Sages would innovate in the future. 489 more words