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Blessings for the reading of the Megillah

Blessings for the reading of the Megillah

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Before reading the the Megillah, the reader recites the following three blessings:

Blessings Transliterated:

1. Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olom A-sher Ki-de-sho-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Al Mikra Megillah.

2. Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olom She-o-so Ni-sim La-avo-sei-nu Ba-yo-mim Ho-heim Bi-z'man Ha-zeh

3. Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-olom She-heche-yo-nu Ve-ki-yi-mo-nu Ve-higi-o-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.

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Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org July 27, 2016

Re: Purim The same question can be, and is, asked about all rabbinic mitzvot for which we recite a similar blessing. And the answer to this can be found here: Where Does the Torah Say to Light Shabbat Candles? Reply

Anonymous USA July 24, 2016

Purim Why does the blessing say, "...Ve-tzi-vo-nu Al Mikra Megillah" if G-d never commanded us to read the megillah? Reply

Rosie Slaton, Texas March 9, 2012

Blessing after reading the Megillah. I was wondering why the Hebrew alphabeit is along the side of the blessing in the Tanach. Thanks. Reply

Menachem Posner for Chabad.org March 1, 2010

Here is the text of the blessing in English:

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who wages our battles, defends our rights, avenges the wrong done to us, punishes our oppressors in behalf, and brings retribution upon all our mortal enemies. Blessed are You Lord, who exacts payment in behalf of His people Israel from all their oppressors; God who delivers. (Amen)

(I got it from our printable bilingual Megillah chabad.org/media/pdf/273/LuRF2731060.pdf) Reply

Anonymous new city, NY February 26, 2010

blessing after megillah reading I did not see the translation of the long blessing said after reading the Megillah when a minyan is present. Where may I find it on the web? Reply

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