Monday, March 9, 2009

Halocho #286 - Megila reading tonight

Purim starts tonight - Monday night. The Megilat Esther is read twice; once tonight and once tomorrow morning.

One should wear Shabbat-clothes in honor of the Megila reading.

The custom is to give 3 coins to charity before the Megila reading. Each coin should be half the local currency - half dollar, half shekel, etc.

Don't forget to add עַל הַנִּסִּים during Amida and Birkat Hamazon.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 141: 4, 5

- Danny Monday, 13 Adar 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tzipora bas Eidel who had a growth removed

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Number 286 is the Gematria of Pur - the lottery of Haman, based on which is the name Purim!

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