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Questions regarding the five megilloth.

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Have mitzvot ever been subtracted?

In Megillah 14a the following quote appears: תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁמוֹנָה נְבִיאִים וְשֶׁבַע נְבִיאוֹת נִתְנַבְּאוּ לָהֶם לְיִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא פִּחֲתוּ וְלֹא הוֹתִירוּ עַל מַה שֶּׁכָּתוּב ...
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Reciting Shehecheyanu on other Megillot

Ma'aseh Rav 175 records the following practice of the Gra regarding reading Shir HaShirirm on Pesach, Kohelet on Sukkot and Rut on Shavu'ot: the reader makes two blessings beforehand, 'al mikra ...
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Timing of reading the 5 Megillot

I am referring to public reading - Nusach Ashkenaz. (Other nuscha'ot, perhaps, may vary). Megillot Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs), Ruth, and Kohelet (Eclessiastes) are read in the morning only. ...
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End of Chapter Trope in Megillah [duplicate]

It is a common custom of many baalei keriah (public readers of scripture) to do a special Trope for the end of every chapter in a Megillah (listen e.g. here at ~13 minutes). Given that, historically, ...
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Chapter Endings while Leining Megillot

Inspired by this question. It seems to be a common minhag to have a special trope for the end of a chapter when leining the megillot. I have seen this done in my shul, have done it myself, and also ...