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If I have a picture of Jerusalem on my wall, do I celebrate Shushan Purim because I can see Yerushalayim all the time?


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    Cute. But this would be a much stronger (funnier) question if you'd quote (or paraphrase) and cite a source indicating that those who can see Jerusalem celebrate on the 15th. Questions should be fully fleshed-out here on Mi Yodeya, so everyone can benefit. Welcome! I recommend our tour. – msh210 Mar 8 '17 at 23:08
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    maybe related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/59420/759 – Double AA Mar 8 '17 at 23:20
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Chabad has a footnote

Purim is also observed on the 15th in all locales that are adjacent to a walled city—such as all the Jerusalem neighborhoods that are outside the walled old city.

Since you would be living outside the current boundaries of Yerushalaim, then you would still be required to observe the 14th of Adar. However, since you are that close, you would be allowed to enter the picture and go to a shul there to hear the megilla and celebrate with the inhabitants of Yerushalaim. It would be like someone living outside the current boundaries of Yerushalaim, but who can travel into the current boundaries to join the celebration.

  • "Purim is also observed on the 15th in all locales that are adjacent to a walled city" This is technically true, but misses half the story whereby it also observed in locales that can see the city even if far away. (סמוך ונראה as the Gemara calls it) The details of course get complicated. – Double AA Mar 9 '17 at 15:30

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