Category Archives: Purim

Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Yom Kippur 5768

I wish all of my readers a Gemar Chasima Tova and a gut gebentched yohr. Rabbi Adler Shabbos: Ta’am HaChaim Yom Kippur 5768 Shabbos in the Parashah This Shabbos will be Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. On Yom … Continue reading

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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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Purim and Puraya

This one is sure to have everyone thinking. The Gemara refers to Purim as Puraya, which also means a bed in Aramaic. What does Purim have to do with a bed? Towards the end of the Megillah it is said … Continue reading

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