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The Chasam Sofer says it is not rosh chodesh anywhere until the chodesh has been niskadesh in Eretz Yisrael, which should make it impossible to say hallel during shacharis on rosh chodesh in Australia — but it's not. Thus the implication is that halachically (relative to global mitzva observance) we consider the world to be flat (or at least ...


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It's the other way around. Every date in the Jewish calendar has a particular nature, and gives that date the potential for particular things to happen on it. So the 14th Adar had always had the nature of being the holiest day of the year, it was just revealed when Purim happened. Rav Dessler speaks about this in Michtav HaEliyahu (sorry, don't have an exact ...


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As opposed to Pesach where the holiday is because Hashem revealed himself and took us out of mitzrayim, Purim is because we did something. We didn't give up on Hashem even though it seemed he has given up ob us. So if Pesach hadn't happened is a nonsense question because Hashem made it happen. But Purim is a holiday of our efforts, so without the Jews ...



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