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Reading the Megillah

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Why do we read the Megillah twice every Purim, once at night and once during the day?
May a microphone be used for the reading of the Scroll of Esther?
Question: We have a very large congregation, and it is hard for everyone to hear the reading of the Scroll of Esther (Megillah) properly. Because the use of electricity is allowed on the holiday of Purim (as opposed to Shabbat and other major holidays), I...
Laws and customs pertaining to the mitzvah of reading and hearing the Megillah.
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 s...
Beyond the bare bones requirements, a wealth of customs have grown around this joyous day. Here are some, ranging from the well-known to the more obscure.
There are some things that “everyone knows.” Turns out not all of them are true.
Scenes from the Megilah reading on Purim in 5749 - 1989.
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