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The holiday of Purim celebrates G-d's saving of the Jewish people from the genocidal plot of Haman, the Persian king's prime minister.

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Is there any problem with reading Megillat Esther (or, for that matter, reading from a sefer torah) while sitting? Does this still fulfill the mitzvah? I have only ever seen it done standing, but ha …
asked Feb 23 '21 by mweiss
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Suppose one wishes to read megillah but finds it physically difficult to do so without interruption. Is it permissible to read part of it, take a break, and then continue later? Or must the mitzvah …
asked Feb 23 '21 by mweiss
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According to several online sources, at a public reading of Megillat Esther it is preferable that one should follow along silently from a kosher scroll, so that if you miss hearing a word you will nev …
asked Feb 25 '21 by mweiss
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It's common practice to chant certain passages of Megillat Esther with a different trope. For example, 8:6 is read to the trope of Eichah, as are several other passages; in addition, certain passages …
asked Jan 1 '20 by mweiss