Jews are obligated to hear the reading of the megillah during the night and day of Purim.

For someone who doesn't know how to read Hebrew, what should he do while sitting in shul and listening to the bal koreh in order to fulfill his obligation?


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A person fulfills his obligation by hearing the megillah read in the original Hebrew even if he does not understand the meaning of the words (Shulchan Aruch OC 690:8).

In fact, even the rabbis of the Talmud were not certain of the translation of some words in Esther 8:10 (see M'gilla 18a, Mishna B'rura 690:26).

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