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This class illuminates the deeper dimension of the Megillah – book of Esther; why there’s no mention of G-d’s name in the text and the different times for its reading.
The mitzvah is to hear the megillah directly from the reader. This precludes hearing the reading via telephone, live hookup, webcast, or even a microphone. The reader reads from a kosher megillah (handwritten scroll), while the members of the congregation...
Studying the Megillah of Esther
An in-depth study of the Purim story based directly on the text of the Megillah as illuminated by the commentary of Rashi.
Listen to this recording of the Megillah reading to become familiar with how it’s to be done on Purim.
An insight into the story of the Megillah: The reason why Purim was given its name; the laws of Purim, the reason why the Megillah is the only book in the entire Torah that does not have the name of G-d even once and more.
Laws and customs pertaining to the mitzvah of reading and hearing the Megillah.
To relive the miraculous events of Purim, listen to the reading of the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther) twice: once on Purim eve and again on Purim day.
The Scroll of Esther tells the story of Purim, but many of the details appear only in the oral tradition handed down through the generations by the Sages.
An interesting look at early manuscripts of the Megillah of Esther and its commentaries housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
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