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Stop Living in the Past

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Stop Living in the Past

The Baal Shem Tov explains the Talmudic statement, “One who reads the Megilah backwards, does not fulfill his obligation.” He interprets “backwards” to mean that one can read the Megilah following all the laws, with all the proper intentions, but at the same time, he might think “This is ‘backwards,’ it’s irrelevant.
Scroll of Esther, Reading the Megillah, Purim, Lubavitcher Rebbe

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