Friday, March 02, 2012

Next up: Shabbat Zachor (tonight & tomorrow)

The second of the special parshiot (Torah readings) preceding Pesach (Passover) is read tomorrow morning.

You can read the special pre-Pesach Maftir readings in English here.

According to tradition (rabbinic?), Haman, the villain of Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther), which we read on Purim, was a descendent of Amalek, hence the choice of this maftir reading for the Shabbat (Sabbath) preceding Purim.


Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

For some reason the adhoc minyan I davened with this Shabbos brought a bit of Purim speil into the Parshat Zachor davening. Influenced by this I recited Shabbat morning kiddush as follows;
Zachor et yom HaShabbat l'kadsho

Zecher et yom HaShabbat l'kadsho


Mon Mar 05, 01:38:00 PM 2012  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Let's hear it for Purim shpeils!

Mon Mar 05, 04:53:00 PM 2012  

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