Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Fast of Esther, when Purim is Sunday


We have been learning about Purim, and the Fast of Esther.

In a year when Purim Day is Sunday, the fast is moved back to the preceding Thursday. We don't move it to Friday, because involvement in the rites of the fast day would distract from preparation for Shabbat.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 686:2, Mishneh Berurah 686:3)

Have a great day,

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