Category Archives: Megillah

Megillah 17a Reading Megillah Backwards


The Gemara in Megillah (17a) states that one who reads the Megillah lemafreia, literally backwards, has not fulfilled his obligation. The word lemafreia , when one scrambles the letters, is an acrostic for the words pur leam, Purim for the … Continue reading

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Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BiSimcha


The Gemara in Taanis 29a states: Mishenichnas Adar marbim bisimcha, when Adar arrives, one should increase in joy. The question is asked, what does marbim mean? I heard a vort from Rabbi Ari Kostelitz, Shlita, Rav of Congregation Dovid Ben … Continue reading

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