Thursday, March 09, 2017

Ta'anit Ester

Since Purim falls on Saturday, right after Shabbat/Sabbath, this year, we observe Ta'anit Ester/the Fast of Esther today, and we'll have to do our online Purim reading in advance or on Purim itself.  So here are some goodies to get you started:

~ A Purim post of mine, with links

~ has a number of Purim posts.

Every year, I go through the same song and dance:  Why should I observe Ta'anit Ester when I'm not convinced that the story told in Megillat Ester ever actually happened?  (My husband calls it "historical fiction.") And every year, I end up with the same answer:  Look, lady, you have to be consistent--if you're going to observe the feast, you have to observe the fast.  (Sigh.)

I hope that all the folks who are observing the fast have an easy one.


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