The Mitzvah of Reading the Megillah

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What are we fulfilling with the reading the megillah?

Recounting the miracle is a form of publicizing the miracle and thus takes on an amplified status among mitzvot d’rabbanan. The obligation is based on the word נזכרים – remembered. Thus reading the megillah is closely associated with another זכירה – remembering Amalek, and is a form of the mitzvah of זכירת עמלק.

The Megillah serves 2 purposes – it reminds us of the good that Hashem did for us and the bad that Haman tried to bring upon us.

Why do we read 4 verses out loud?

The mekorot that discuss making noise when Haman’s name is mentioned.