This in-depth Gemara study of Masechet Megillah focuses on observances connected to the rabbinically ordained joyous festival of Purim. This mini-series will open with a discussion about its observances when a Leap Year includes two months of Adar. A fascinating analysis of this will eventually lead us into the iconic Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot, the Holiday Gifting of Edibles to One Another!
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Tractate Megillah, Chapter One, Page 6b. Episode Two: “RIGHT TO READ”

As we learnt at length in Part One, our Jewish calendar requires a unique system of calendric calibration to balance the Lunar Months with Seasonal Years. Resolution is found in a Leap Year in which a 13th Month is added.

This induces years that are pregnant with an extra month of Adar, which naturally births a litter of related Halachic questions about Public Torah Readings, far beyond solving the Mystery of the Megillah.

Part Two of this mini-series on Purim observances probes the matter to deliver pragmatic and viable resolution!

The second Episode of this new mini-series has been generously sponsored by Eliezer and Esther Shefer ”l’illuy Nishmat” (in elevation of the soul) of their beloved late son Arye “Arik” Shefer.

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