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Scroll of Esther, The

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Scroll of Esther, The: The book of Tanach describing Haman's plot to annihilate the Jews, Mordecai and Esther's successful foiling thereof, and the institution of the holiday of Purim. It is read every year on Purim.
"הקורא את המגילה למפרע לא יצא" “If one reads the Megillah backwards, he has not fulfilled his obligation.” (Gemara, Megillah 17a) QUESTION: Why would someone do such a strange thing? ANSWER: The purpose of reading the Megillah is to underscore that in all...
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.
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