Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This year's unique 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.

So this year, the fast is Thursday, February 21.

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

Have a great day,

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