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Why don't islands read the m'gila two days?

I gave a Shiur on this last year. Here is my summary of the reasons to be lenient. Much of this is based on a piece in קובץ פרי תמרים אדר תשמ"ז by Rav Ezriel Kahn. (Its also worth looking up the תשובה ...
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Did Aleppo Jews observe Purim on the 14th (regular) or 15th (Shushan Purim)?

According to Derech Eress, a book on the customs of Aleppo,the Jews used to celebrate 2 days of Purim out of Safek. ולכן נהגו לעשות פורים שני ימים, אלא שקוראים את המגילה בלי ברכה: וכן היה מנהג ...
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Must the Purim feast take place in a location where it's Purim?

During a shiur about Purim the rav (who is a musmach of Ner Yisrael and gives a chaburah there) mentioned that all the halachos of Purim follow the halachos of listening to the megillah as far as the ...
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Skip Tachanun on the Sunday of Purim Meshulash?

R. YM Tucazinsky writes in Ir Hakodesh Vehamikdash vol. III ch. 26 p. 355 that those in Jerusalem recite neither tachanun nor lamnatzeiach on Sunday 16 Adar. R. S. Deblitzky in Purim Meshulash, ch. 7 ...
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Why do we need a separate celebration for Shushan Purim in walled cities?

The Beis Yosef in Orach Chaim 688:3 addresses both of your questions: 1) "Why do we need a separate celebration for walled cities" ואיכא למידק למה חלקו מצוה זו לימים חלוקים וקבעו יום מיוחד ...
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During Purim Meshulash, why does the Seudah take place on Sunday?

I have heard in the name of the Meiri that since the Mitzva of Mishloach Manos is delayed until Sunday, and one of the purposes of Mishloach Manos is that the poor should have what to eat, therefore ...

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