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Jewish Holidays

Fast of Esther: Convergence

March 8, 2017, by

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 the emphasis on gathering.

The Fast of Esther (13th of Adar)

February 13, 2014, by

On the 13th of Adar (this year, 5764, the 11th – see explanation below), the Fast of Esther is observed in commemoration of the Fast observed by Mordechai and Esther and all Israel. On that very day, the enemies of the Jews had planned to subjugate and destroy them. The opposite, however, occurred and the […]

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