Fast of Esther 11 articles

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The Fast of Esther, usually observed on the day before Purim, commemorates the fast observed by the Jews on the day they went out to war against Haman and those who wanted to destroy them. This was always the practice when the Jews were faced by war. It also commemorates the 3-day fast Esther requested that the Jews observe before she went to the King to beg him for mercy

Taanit Esther and Zecher LeMachatzit HaShekel – Halacha According to the Sephardic Practice
Taanit Esther and Zecher LeMachatzit HaShekel – Halacha According...
Taanit Esther Reason for the fast The Fast of Esther is observed on the thirteenth of Adar. This fast commemorates the fast that Mordechai decreed for Bnei Yisrael so that they...
Feb 16, 2024
By Rabbi Yonatan Nacson
The Kav Hayashar Reveals the Mystical Power of Ta’anis Esther
The Kav Hayashar Reveals the Mystical Power of Ta’anis...
Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Mar 6, 2023
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
The Maharil’s Mysterious Practice on Taanis Esther
The Maharil’s Mysterious Practice on Taanis Esther
Uncovered by the Klausenberger Rebbe To receive source sheets for any of Rabbi Glatstein’s shiurim, please email rabbiglatsteinsourcesheets@gmail.com Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime 
Mar 16, 2022
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
The Maharil’s Mysterious Practice on Ta’anis Esther Uncovered by the Klausenberger Rebbe
The Maharil’s Mysterious Practice on Ta’anis Esther Uncovered by...
To receive source sheets for any of Rabbi Glatstein’s shiurim, please email rabbiglatsteinsourcesheets@gmail.com Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Feb 25, 2021
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
Haftarah Helper: Fast Days (Ashkenazim)
Haftarah Helper: Fast Days (Ashkenazim)
Download PDF Fast Days (Ashkenazim): Isaiah 55:6–56:8 Ashkenazim read this Haftarah at Mincha on all fast days except for Yom Kippur.  (Sepharadim generally recite no Haftarah on these days.) This is...
Aug 3, 2020
By Zachary Beer and Rabbi Barry Kornblau
Ta’anit Esther Unmasked: How We Annually Annul the Looming Threat of Haman
Ta’anit Esther Unmasked: How We Annually Annul the Looming...
To receive source sheets for any of Rabbi Glatstein’s shiurim, please email rabbiglatsteinsourcesheets@gmail.com Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Mar 9, 2020
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
Creating a Legacy if One Has No Children
Creating a Legacy if One Has No Children
Haftorah for a Ta’anis Tzibbur Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Oct 2, 2019
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
Lomdut of Ta’anit Esther: Rav Aharon Turtzin’s Analysis of Rabbeinu Tam
Lomdut of Ta’anit Esther: Rav Aharon Turtzin’s Analysis of...
  Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Mar 1, 2018
By Rabbi Daniel Glatstein
Taanit Esther and the Community
Taanit Esther and the Community
It’s always interesting to see how different people can read the same text so very differently, and it is often enlightening to read a text through another’s eyes. Years ago, I...
Feb 22, 2018
By Sarah Rudolph
Fast of Esther: Convergence
Fast of Esther: Convergence
In both phase 1 and phase 2 of defeating Haman (fasting/praying and battling their enemies) there is an emphasis on gathering together. Taanit Esther commemorates both these events. The Maharal explains...
Mar 8, 2017
By Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer

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