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Fast of Esther

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Fast of Esther: fast observed on the thirteenth of Adar in commemoration of Queen Esther’s fast at the time of the miracle of Purim
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Why Was the Fast Instituted? Rambam writes:Mishneh Torah, Hil. Taaniyos 5:5. The entire Jewish people follow the custom of fasting . . . on the thirteenth of Adar, in commemoration of the fast undertaken at the time of Haman, as it is written,Esther 9:31....
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