Monday, March 10, 2008

Taant Esther - The Fast of Esther


On the day before Purim, we fast the "Fast of Esther" to commemorate the way that Jewish soldiers fasted before going to war to defend us on the original Purim.

The fast begins at first light. We end the fast after megilah reading that night, even if megilah is read after full night has fallen, lest we get into a meal and miss megilah reading.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 686:2; Mishneh Berurah 686:2)

Have a great day,

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