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Post-Purim

Purim is over, but there's still some business to take care of: There's the day after Purim, which is a holiday too, and two important Torah readings in the weeks that follow.

Shushan Purim
Why Jerusalem celebrates a day later
All cities that were walled at the time when the Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua, entered Canaan, observe Purim on the 15th. This results in the occasional unique phenomenon of a “triple” or three-day Purim.
Parah and Hachodesh
Preparations for Passover now begin in earnest. On the home front, Operation Chametz-Free House kicks into high gear. On the synagogue front, we supplement the weekly Torah readings with two special Pre-Passover readings.
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