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miti

r q b FaE zFiy xR rA x ` xc
q nw oni
q

Wc g-W`x occur, lg m` e .mil w W zW xR zAW `id ,oqi


pl KEnQ d xc
` Wc g-W`x ipt N W zAW .`
.rEaX d zW xt A dX W oixFw
oFW`x A ,dxFz
ixt q dyl
W oi`i
vFnE
.mil w W zAW
`id if` ,zAX
A
,iWi
l X
aE yiC w iv
g mix nF`
e ,zAX d mFiaE
oili
g z nE
,ycg-y`x lW A iri
a W
l oixFw
,ipX
A
dNg Y zFxw l Elig z d e made a mistake Erh
m` .mil w W zxh t d oixi h t nE
,mil w W zW xt A xih t n oixFw

.Wc g-W`xe-z
AW zxh t d oM mB xih t nE
,ycg-y`x lW A `xFw
xih t O d e ,mix nFB
,mil w W zy xt A

1. When do we lain Parshas Shekolim? A) hay B) xc` C) oqi


p
2. What do the words oqi
pl KEnQ d xc
` Wc g-W`x mean?
A) Rosh chodesh Adar or if there is a leap year then Rosh Chodesh of the second Adar
B) Rosh chodesh Adar or if if there is a leap year then Rosh Chodesh of the first one
C) We try to lain as close as possible to Rosh Chodesh Nissan
3. How many Sifrei Torah does one take out if ShsbboS Shkolim falls out two days before ycg-y`x?
4. TRICK QUESTION AHEAD!!! How many Sifrei Torah does one take out if ShsbboS Shkolim falls
out two days after ycg-y`x?

5. If Shkolim & Rosh chodesh fall together-when do you say the yiC w iv
g? A) After the first

Torah reading B) After the second Torah reading C) After the third Torah reading
6. If you accidently read the Maftir of Rosh Chodesh last, which Haftora is leigned?
A) The one for the weekly Torah reading B) The one for the Rosh Chodesh reading
C) The one for the Shekolim leigning

zW xR zAy
`id ,oqi
p Wc g-W`x ipt N W zAX d e .xFkf zW xR zAW `Ed mixER
ipt l W zAW .a
.zAX
A lg W xc
` Wc g-W`x FnM Dpic e ,Wc gd zW xR `id f` ,zAX
A Wc g-W`x lg m` e .Wc gd
.dxR zW xR zAW `id ,Wc gd zW xR ipt N W zAW d e

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On the calandar below, fill in the Shabbos names {xFkf zW xR ,Wc gd zW xR ,dxR zW xR ,mil w W zW xR}
& circle
Purim & Pesach & put a square around Tanis Ester

5770
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Shabbos
Shevat 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Adar 30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Nissan 28 29 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 +

.xih t O
l ohw md
A oixFw
oi` e ,`z
ixF`
C n ozFx
w l mia
ig ,dxR zW xtE
xFkf zW xR iM ,mix nF`
Wi .b
.oip n FA WiW mFwn l E`FaiW oiki
x v ,oip n md
l oi` y People who live in small communities miaEW
id ipaE

.appropriate iE`xM trop zFpib pA ozF`
F`x w i at least zFgR d-l
k l ,md
l impossible xW t `-i
` m` e

7. Which parshas have a requirement from the Torah (according to some Poskim)?
A) xFkf B) Wc gd C) dxR D) mil w W

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miti
r q bk eae dNb n zFkld `nw oni
q

ht X
i ,iFB mr a disagreement/lawsuit mix acE oic Fl WiW l` xU
ie .dg n U A miA x n ,xc
` qpk PW n .`
.df Wc gA FOr
8. What law from the Kitzur is also a popular Purim song?

mw P d lE
mW t
p lr cnr l xc
` Wc gl xU
r dWl
W A micEd
id gathered Eldw p ,xY q ` e ik C x O ini
A .a
mxfr
iW ,FnW KxAz
i d z` n min
gx WTa l oiki
x v Eid e ,mdi
ai F`n & to take revenge

that He should help mxfr


iW they fasted EPrz d ,dn g l O
A l` xU
i Eid xW
`M W Epiv nE
.that he should help them
f` mB we can assume `n z Q n ,oM m` e .dPr z d ,wln
r mr mg l Py mFiA ,mFlW d eilr EpAx dWn
mbe .d
zipr z l df mFi l` xU
i lM mdi
lr ElA w okl e .xc
`A xU
r dWl
W mFiA Fprz d ,xY q ` e ik C x n ini
A
Wi` lM zNt Y r nFW
e d`Fx
,Fny KxAz
i `xFA
d W xMf l ic M ,xY q ` zipr Y
`xw pe .xEAv
min
iA EpizFa
`l dU
ry FnM ,Faal lk A d l` aEyie dPr z
i xW
`M , problems Fzxv at the time of zrA
lwd l yi okl e ,`xw O
A zFaEzM W zFIpr Y d rAx ` FnM KM lM daFg Ff zipr Y oi` mFwn lM nE
.md d
ENt
` F` a nursing lady zFwipinE
a pregnant lady zFxAr n oFbM ,in a time of need KxSd-z
rA DA to be lenient
a lady that gave birth lFi ok e .EPrz i `l ,dAx d pained mix rh v n m` W ,his eyes hurt mi p ir-a` k A zvw dlFg
zc
& Erx ti
e ,zFPrz d l oiki
x v opi` ,FNW dY W O d in
i zra W KFzA oz g oke ,mFi miWl
W lM within the last
.xEAS d on mn v
r z` EWx ti
`l ,healthy people mi`i
x A d x` W la` .KM xg ` zipr Y d z` he will pay back
.zFPrz d l Kix v mFwn lM n ,zipr Y d eilr dW w e Kxc
A KlFdW in ENt
`e
9. What is the reason for the custom to fast before mixeR

10. Was this the same time that the Jews fasted for three days B4 Ester went into see the king?

No Negative different time All of the above

11. How do we know they fasted then?

12. Why is this fast called xY q ` zipr Y?


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13. List five different types of people who do not have to fast on xY q ` zipr Y?

A) B)

C) D)

E) F) anyone that asks Rabbi Twerski for a heter

mFIA zFPrz d l oini


C w n ,oFW`x mFiA mixER
lg m` e .mixER
`Ed , xc
` Wc gl xy
r drA x ` mFiA .b
,mFIA lk` l oix Y n ,oAd-a
`e wCpQ d la` .dli l A dcEr
q d z` EUri ,dlin zix A f` Wi m` e .iWi
n
gd
.i y
d mFiA dPr z
i ,iXi
n
gd mFIA lk ` e gk X W xg ` mc` la` .iX X d mFIA zFPrz d l oiki
x v oi` e

14. When do we fast for xY q ` zipr Y


when Purim falls on a Sunday?
A) Shushan Purim B) Shabbos B4 Purim C) Friday B4 Purim D) Thursday B4 Purim
15. What does one do if he forgot to fast on the appropriate day of xY q ` zipr Y
A) Bring a zehg B) Make it up on zay axr C) give dwcv D) Make it up on zay
16. If a Bris occurs on the fast day that was moved to a different day (- a dgcp zprz): A) The baby
should fast B) The devn zcErq for the Bris is pushed off till after the fast C) everyone should
fast - even the Mother D) The father & Mohel & wCpQ do not need to fast

miw lFC
zFxp Fziaa `vn
i ,zqp M d-zi
An `AW kE
.axrA n zAW ic bA WFAl l yi ,dNb O d cFak l .c
mr mlW WiC w mix nF`
,dxU
r-dpFnW xg ` l ,zia x r .(neatly prepared) zrS n dH nE
KExr og l W e
my
e ,xY q
` lr xn
`pW ,xg W d zli` lr g
Sp n
l xFnfn A `Edy)
, Fbe WFcw dY ` e
mix nF`
KM xg ` .dNb Od
z` oixFw
e ,lAw z Y
Kin
qe ,il dinEc
`le dli le dpr z `le mnFi
`xw ` iwl` ,xn
`P y ,mFIA DzFp
W l e dli NA dNb O d z` zFxw l mc` aig ,ie l oA r yed
i iA x xn ` C ,dNb n `xw n lr xn
`p C ,Fbe `xw ` iwl` ,xn
`p

mly
WiC w e ,WFcw dY ` e ,mrp idi
e ,zAW i`
vFnaE
.lAw z Y `lA mly
yiC w KM xg ` e (Fbe yFcw dY ` e ,Dl

.Epilr ,qFMd lr oili


C a nE
,Ll-o
Y ie ,lAw z Y `lA
17. What kind of clothing should one wear to hear the dlibn read?
18. How does one signify the importance of mixeR at night?

19. Epilr is read {B4/after} we read the Megilah.

,on
f FzF`aE
mFwn FzF`a standard or set coin r Eaw d-
rA h O d on ziv
gn mixER
mc w oY l oib
dFp .d
mEXn ,zFIv
gn WlW oY l bd
pnE
.xEAS d zFpA x w Kxvl xc
`A mipzFp
Eid W lwX d ziv
gn l xkf
mzF`
oiw N g nE
,dNb O d z`i
x w ipt l axrA oipzFp
e .dnEx
Y min
rR WlW aiz k `V z iM zW xt a C
mix nF`
Wi ,dpW dxU
r-ylW oA .mlFrl aig ,zg ` mrR Fla W A oz
p eia ` m` e .xEhR ,oh w .miip r l
.mix U
r oA `d
iy
cr ,xEhR C mix nF`
Wie ,aig C

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20. What kind of annual coin denomination is usually donated before mixeR?
21. Why?
22. Why do we give three of these coins?

23. EXPLAIN COMPLETELY-At what age must a young man begin giving this donation?

(`k sir q hlw oni


q lirl oir ) dM
pg A FnM Fpic ,gk W m` e ,miQ pd lr mix nF`
,dg
pnE
zix A .e
gW zia x r ,mixER

`k sir q :dMpg zFkld hlw oni


q
.miQ Pd lr ,dxU
r-dpFnW A mix nF`
,dM
pg in
i zpFnW lM
zM x A on mW d z` xn ` W mc w xM
fp m` ,Fxn
` `le gkW m` e
`l m` la` .miQi
Pd lr lig z nE
xfFg , Eke Ln W aFHd

.xfFg Fpi` e dk xA d z` xnFB
, mW d z` xn ` W xg ` l cr xM
fp
.(fh sir q ,cn oni
q lirl oir ,oFfO d zM x a aE)

24. If you forgot miQ Pd lr & have finished dxU


r-dpFnW,
what do you do?
A) nothing B) Repeat it C) eat an extra meal & add it in Benching
D) start dxU
r-dpFnW at miQ Pd lr
25. If you forgot miQ Pd lr & have not yet said HaShems name in the brocha of Ln W aFHd,
what do
you do?
A) nothing B) Repeat it C) eat an extra meal & add it in Benching
D) start dxU
r-dpFnW at miQ Pd lr

mB okl e .mFiaE dli l A dNb O d z`i


x w r nW l ,dX ` oiA Wi` oiA ,mc` lM aig .f
odi
pt l zFxw l oiki
x v ,zFklFd
opi` m` e .zqp M d-zi
al zkl l od
l Wi ,unmarried females zFlEzA d
E`ia
i `l mEwn lM nE
.dNb O d z`i
x w ern W
iW mzF`
KPg l mia
ig miph T d z` mbe .ziA A
.mir nFX
d zrC confuse mil A l
aO W ,xzFi
A miPh w zqp M d-zi
al
26. Do ladies need to hear the megilla? Yes No
27. At what age should children be brought to hear the dlibn?

zn
gn dAx d he is pained xrh v O W iR-l
r-s` ,mia kFM
d z`v mc w zFxw l xEq` ,dli l ly dNb n .g
hrn wfg z d l ic M ,dnFC
k e (YUM!!- Rebbe) dtw oFbM ,dNb O d mc w zvw mrh l lFki K` .zipr Y d
.zipr Y d the weakening of zW l g n

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28. At what time may one begin reading the dlibn at night?

ax WiW mFwn A zqp M d-zi


aA dlb O d z` r FnW l the best way to do the mitzvah xg a O d on dev n .h
.dxU
r oip n A DzF`
r nW l lC Y W
i & at least zFgR d-l
k lE
.Kln-
zxc d mr-axa C mEXn ,miy
p`
zFkxA d mr dxW M dNb n KFYn cig
i lM DzF`
`xw i ,oip n A DzFx
w l impossible xW t ` i` m` e
,oi` vFi
e Ern W
i md e ,rcFi
W df `xw i ,mir cFi
mpi` x` X d e DzFx
w l r cFi
cg ` m` e .di
pt N W
lFki ,zEkl nE
mW `lA K` e .dxU
rA wx mix nF`
oi` ,di
x
g` N W dk xA la` .dxU
r mpi` W iR-l
r-s`
.Dxn ` l cig
i mB
29. What should be the determining factor which shul one goes to hear the dlibn?

30. What does Kln-


zxc d mr-axa
mean?

31. Which dkxa\zFkxaon the dlibn is only made in a minyan?


Epig d W miQ p dU
rW
the last one (,Epp iC z` oCd e ,Epa ix z` axd)
the first one dNb n `xw n lr
32. Can a cig i say this without saying HaShems name? Yes No

hWFR
`N` , wrapped (like a scroll) dkEx
M dNb n KFYn `xFw
Fpi` `xFT
d y ,l` xyi lk A bd
pn .i
z`xw PW ipR n ,folded letter zxB` FnM sC lr sC doubles it over DltFk
e DzF`

.spread it out Dh W t l miki
x v mpi` ,mir nFW
d la` ,(hk weqt h wxt xYq` zlibn) mixERd zxB`

33. What do we do to the dlibn that the `xFw


lra reads from?

34. What is the reason for this?

dU
ry
,dNb n `xw n lr ,zFkxA WlW di
pt l Kx
an ,dli N A oiA mFiA oiA ,dNb O d z` `xFT
d .`i
. Eke Epax z` axd
zM x A oik x anE
,eipt l Dgi
PnE
DlM Dk xFM
,Dz `i
x w xg ` lE
.Epig d W
e ,miQ P
.Epig d W zM x A mEyn ,zFkxA d z` xg ` Kx
ai ,dNb n d z` `xFw
la` m`

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35. Place a number indicating the correct order of the zFkxa said B4 the dlibn is read?
Epig d W iFB ipU r `NW
Fdr xl yi` zFpn g Flyl miQ p dU rW
EA ond EA ikcxn jxa
Epp iC z` oCd e ,Epa ix z` axd dNb n `xw n lr
36. Check which zFkxa \dkxa is said after the dlibn is read??
Epig d W iFB ipU r `NW
Fdr xl yi` zFpn g Flyl miQ p dU rW
EA ond EA ikcxn jxa
Epp iC z` oCd e ,Epa ix z` axd dNb n `xw n lrhat are the Brachos made
37. Check which dkxa an la` avoids?
Epig d W iFB ipU r `NW
Fdr xl yi` zFpn g Flyl miQ p dU rW
EA ond EA ikcxn jxa
Epp iC z` oCd e ,Epa ix z` axd dNb n `xw n lrhat are the Brachos made

oke .mixER
zcEr
qE mipFia ` l zFpY nE
zFpn gFl
W n zev n lr mB EpE k
i ,mFi ly
Epig d W zM x a A .ai
.EN` zev n lr xEAv d z` `ivFd
l oek
iy Kix v ,xEAv d-
gi
l W
38. What other zev n should one have in mind to be `vFi when the Epig d W zM x a
is said B4 the of the
megilla reading after shachris?
wlnr zeign zxikf dancing in honor Purim
Fdr xl yi` zFpn g Flyl
mixER zcEr q
dressing up in costume oyh ond zlik`
mipFia ` l zFpY n getting drunk

oEk l Kix v r nFX


d mbe .mir nFX
d lM z` `ivFd
l to have intentions oEk l Kix v ,dNb O d z` `xFw
d .bi
Kix v okl e .`vFi Fpi` ,rn W `l zg ` daY wx m` eNt
`W ,each word daz e daY lM r nW l e z`vl
when they hit z` M d A oil A l
anE
make noise oiWi
r x O y drW A W ,c`n to monitor gi
b W d l `xFT
d
cg ` lk l did
iW & proper oFkpe iE`x mFwn lM nE
.ixn
bl Wrxd xar i cr wYW
i ,on d (to make noise)
lM oke .`xFT
d on zg ` daY rn W
i `l oR ,quietly Wg
lA dNn a dNn Fnv
rA xn`
IW ic M ,dxW M dNb n
zFxw l dxW M dNb n Dl zFid l aFH dn ,xW t ` m` ,miW
p zxfr A zc nFr
W wise al zn k g dX `
.miW
p` d FnM zFaig miW
Pd e ,rnW l dW w mW iM ,DkFY
n

39. What does a listener have to be careful about?


not to make noise when the `xFw lra is trying to lain.
to have intentions to be `ivFi with the `xFw
lras laining
to stay out of themiW
p zxfr
to hear every word that the `xFw lra is reading
All of the above
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r icFd
l ,zg ` breath dn W
pA lMd ,zxU
r zaY mbe on d ipA zxU
r z` xn`
IW Kix v `xFT
d .ci
.zg ` dni
W
pA lMd ,yi` zF`n Wn
g on xnFl
dNg Y k l oib
dFpe .cg ` M & hung Elz
pe Ebx d
p mNM W
mix nF`
ld w d lM y zFnFwn zvw A oib
dFPX dnE
.`vi ,on d ipA zxU
r oiA wiq t d ENt
` ,car ic aE

xnF`
W M .dNb O d lM FnM Ern W
i ld T d e ,mxn`
I cal `xFT
d `N` ,oFkp bd
pn Fpi` ,on d ipA zxU
r
.qPd xT r lig z n mW iM ,FlFw he should pick up/raise Di
A b i , Fbe dcc p `Edd dli l A `xFT
d
.dNb O d z` shake r p rpi ,z`Gd zxB` d xnF`
W kE

40. What does dn W
p mean?
41. When does the `xFw
lra pick up the megila?

,`xFw
`Ed m` iM .xEAv d-
gi
l W mr read out loud `xw i `l ,WO g F` dlEqt dNb n eipt l WiW in .eh
dn xg ` rn W
i `O W ,oEk
i `Ed m` Elt
`e .xEAv d-
gi
l W on r nW l to have intentions oEk l lFki Fpi`
okl e .xEAS d-
gi
l W l dR-lrA mc` mEW r iq
i `l oke .xEAS d-
gi
l W z`i
x w l oek
i `le ,`xFw
`EdW
, out loud mx lFwA ld T d mix nF`
W the 4 psukim regarding redemption dN` b iwEqR drA x ` ozF`

.dxW M d dNb O d KFYn mzFx
w l e xFfgl xEAS d-
gi
l W Kix v

42. Why should one who does not have a kosher dlibn not read from a yneg along with the `xFw
lra (2
reasons)?

43. Do those listening to the `xFw


lra, say any psukim out loud? YES NO

z` Kx
al Fnv
rA r cFi
-z`vl Kix vW df m` ,xg ` `ivFd
l `xFw
e ,dNb O d z`i
x w A `vi xaM W in .fh
EpEv e eizF
v n A EpW C w xy
` ,xnF`
e ,Kx
ai `xFT
d W xzFi
aFh ,dX ` `id m` e .Fnv
rA Kx
ai ,zFkxA d
.dNb n r nW l
44. When a `xFw lra who has already read the dlibn is reading for men who have not yet heard the
dlibn, but speak Hebrew, who should say the Brochos? `xFw lra mirneyd
45. When a `xFw lra who has already read the dlibn is reading for women who have not yet heard the
dlibn, but speak Hebrew, who should say the Brochos? `xFw lra mirneyd

, oFW`x d mFIA mixER


lg m` mFwn lM nE
.dNb O d z` move lh l h l oix Y n (mixER
Fpi` W)
zAy A .fi
oiaEx
rA zpw z n `id y xir A ENt
`e ,zqp M d zial dNb O d z` zAX
A `ia d l oi`
.lgl zAX n preparing oik n iEd C mEXn , has prepared eruvs to allow carrying
46. i Is a megila considered dvwEn ? YES NO it depends
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47. May I take the megillah on Shabbos to shul so that itll be ready for Purim on Tuesday?
YES NO it depends
48. Why?

mFwn A `xw m` W .oip r d change dpY W


i `lW ,iE`xM zFaY d z` `xw IW wx ,oImin
rh `lA mB zFxw l
Fpi` car ic a ENt
` , & similiar dnFC
k e ,lt
p ,ltFp on d e
mFwn A F` I .aW
i ,aWFi
ik C x nE

wg C d zrW `id W oei
M , properly obdM `xw iW ,min
rhE
zFCw p dNb O
A zFUrl oilFki
e .`vei
KFYn `xFT
d dGW oei
kC ,Wg
lA WO g d KFYn cg ` `xw iW dO n ith sic r ik d e , a desperate situation
KFYn wx `xT W `vn
pe ,xEAS d-
gi
l W n rn W
iW FYr C oEk l lFki Fpi` ,Wg
lA `xFw
`Ed ENt
` ,Wn g d
O F.dxW M dNb n KFYn Drn W lE
xFfgl Kix v ,KM occur rx` m` e .`vFi Fpi` e ,Wn g d
49. Below is a list of different ways to try to fullfill the Mitzvah of Megilla. Please number them from
best (#1) to worst(#5).
To read quietly from a Chumash while the bal korah reads out loud from a megila
To read the megila from a Kosher Megila without proper trop
To read from a Kosher Megila without worrying about the mistakes made with the nekudos
To read from a Kosher Megila with the nekudos written in the megila
To listen to someone who knows the laining read while you listen to it.

zFxqg W wx ,Dz k l d M slw lr daEzM `id m` mFwn lM n ,Dpic M dxW M dNb n md


l oi` W xEAv .hi
,zFkxA d mr DkeY
n zFxw l oilFk
i , a complete topic mlW cg ` oip r DA xqg `NW oei
M ,drv n ` A zFaz Ffi`
(ed note: This is refered to as fore-laining) WO g d KeYn quietly Wg
lA eipt l xn`
i F` ,dR-lrA `xFT
d `xw i zErH d e
KFYn oixFw
,sFQa F` dNg Y
A DA xqg W F` mlW cg ` oip r dA xqg W F` llM dNb n oi` m` la`
.zFkxa `lA Da `xFw
,dlEqt dNb n wx Fl oi` W cig
ie .oik x an oi` e Fnv
r ipt A cg ` lM WO g d

50. What should one do if the only availble megila (on klaf) is missing some words in the middle?
Everyone should read from their Chumash without brochos
The Baal Kora should read the missing parts by heart or have someone forelain for him
The Baal Kora should read from a megila written on paper

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ipin lM zF`x l xEq` e ,zEla` ipiC lk A bdFp
,(within the first week) dra W KeY a mourner la` .k
mix aC md W ipR n ,xY n ,couch lq t q iAb lr daWi
e removing shoes lCpQ d zlir
pA K` .dg n U
llR z
i ,e`l m` e .ahEn
,dNb O d zFxw l FziaA oip n gather sFq`l lFki m` ,dli l A .lMl seen mi` xP d
dcEr
q xg ` l zqp M d-zi
al Kli ,zAy
-i`
vFnA lg m` e .dNb O d r FnW l zqp M d-zi
al Klie FziaA
.dNb O
le dNt Y
l zqp M d-zi
al KlFd ,mFiaE .mFi cFrA ziW
il W
51. Does an dra W
KeY la` have to hear the megila? Yes No
52. Does he go to shul for it or stay at home? Yes No Depends

`le .xg ` n dNb O d z`i


x w rn W
i ,dxEa
w d mc w opF` `Ed dli l a E xY q ` zipr z A zn Fl zO y in .`k
z` oix aFw
,zqp M d-zi
An d`i
v i xg ` l mFIaE .dY W n A aig Fpi` dli l a iM ,oii dY y
i `le xU
A lk`
i
.`vi ,dxEa
T d mc w dNb O d z`i
x w rn W m` e .xg ` n rn W
i F` dNb O d z` `xw ie llR z
i KM xg ` e zO d
mFi `Edy oei
M ,dxEa
T d xg ` eNt
` gi
Pi `l oiN t zE
.zFkxa `lA D` x w ie xFfgi y oFkp mFwn lM nE

.oiie xU
aA xY n ,mFIA mixER
A opF`e .Fla ` a oFW`x
Normally an opF` (an la` prior to the burial) does not eat meat or wine:
53. May he do so at the night of Purim? Yes No
54. May he do so at the Purim Sudah? Yes No

zW xt A dxFY
A oixFw
e WiC w iv
g mix nF`
dxU
r-dpFnW xg ` l .zqp M d-zi
al oini
M W n ,zix
gW .ak
.dNb O d z` oixFw
,dxFY
d-x
tq z` oiqi
pk O W xg ` lE
WiC w iv
g KM xg ` e ,ixa
b `z
lY wln
r `aie
zPWFW
mix nF`
,riWFO
d lwd
miQ W xg ` lE
.`ipd xy
` zix
gW A mix nF`
oi` dpFxg` dk xA xg ` l
cr oil t Y d z` remove uFlgl oi` e .lAw z Y mr mlW WiC w ,oFiv l `aE ,ixW ` mix nF`
e .Eke awr i
mc w oil n ,dlin Wi m` .oiN t Y EN` ,opiW x ce , honor xwi
e
,DA aiz k C mEXn ,dNb O d z`i
x w xg ` l
.dlin Ff ,joy oFUU e
,aiz k C mEXn ,dNb O d z`i
x w
55. Place a number indicating the correct order of davening on Purim morning.

dxFY
d z`i xw dNb O d z`i xw
riWFO
d lwd zkxa awr i zPWFW

mlW WiC w ,oFiv l `a E ,ixW ` dlin zixa
WiC w iv
g dxU r-dpFnW
dxnfc iwEqR i
56. What does the word oFUU e
mean? What devn does it symbolize?
EpizFpi
c n A igi
k y `le xyr dX n
gA DA oixFw
,oEp-oA r WFd
i zFnin dnFg
ztT n `id y xir .bk
57. How prevalent ( igi
k y -common) is a city with walls around it since the days of oEp-oA r WFd
i ?
never very always not very

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miti
r q i FaE mixER
zcEr
qE mipFia `
l zFpY nE
Fdr xl yi` zFpn g Fly
n zFkld anw oni
q

Wi` zFpn gFl


W nE
,aiz k C ,zFpn iY W cg ` mc` l at least zFgR d lk l gFl
W l mc` lM aig .`
.praiseworthy gAW n df ix
d ,mir xl zFpn gFl
W l dAx O d lk e .cg `
l zFpY n iY W rn W n ,Edrxl
oi` iM ,mir xl zFpn gFl
W n aE
FzCEr
q A zFAx d N n mipFia `
l zFpY n A zFAx d l ahEn
mFwn lM nE

.zFpn l ` e minFzi
e miip r al g n U l `N` `Ed-KExA WFcT d ipt l and glorified zx` tnE
dlFcB dg n U
zFigd l
,xn
`P W ,dpik X
l dnFC
,EN` d unfortunate mil
ln ` d al g n U n d e
.crushed mi` M c p al zFigd lE
low spirit/humble mil t W gEx

58. Which is better to give more of ? mipFia `


l zFpY n zFpn gFl
W n
59. How many types of food does a person have to give to do the mitzvah of zFpn gl W?

` 1 2 3
60. Minimally, how many brochos does a person have to be able to say on his zFpn gl W?
` 1 1 1
61. How many people does a person HAVE TO give zFpn gl W to? 1 2 3

62. Why is it more praiseworthy to give extra presents to the poor than to give extra presents to friend

s?

xU
A oFbM ,fixing/preparation oETz il A as it is `EdW zFnM lFk`l iE`xW xaC `N` zFpn `xw p `l .a
.md
a `vFik e pepsi yac-i
nE
oii qFM F` ,zFxt F` dwi
z n ipin F` ,raw miig `le mil X a n mib ce

63. May I be m iw n my devn of zFpn gl


W by sending beer & pretzels? Yes No
64. How about raw steak & not yet fried french fries? Yes No

,miip r ipW l zFpY n iY W at least zFgR d lk l oY l aig ,dw cv lAw n d l` xU


iA W ipr ENt
` mc` lM .b
miw C w c n oi` e .miip r ipW l zFpY n iY W rn W n ,mipia `
l zFpY nE
,aiz k C ,cg ` lk l zg ` dpY n Epid C
mipzFp
,lFHl ci extends hWFR
d lM `N` ,mixER
with tzedaka money given on zFrn A we are not careful
chance to him EpO C fi W cr ,Flv ` zFrO d z` hold back aMr i ,miip r mW oi` W mFwn A `EdW inE
.Fl
.md
l mg
lW
i F` miip r Fl

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65. Do poor people have to give mipia `
l zFpY n Yes No
66. How much money does one have to give? $1 half a shekel Doesnt say
67. How many people does a person HAVE TO give mipia ` l zFpY n to? 1 2 3
68. What should one do if he doesnt have any poor people in his town? A)

or B)

.Wi`
l Wi` e dX ` l dX ` glW Y ,zFpn gFl
W n .mipFia `
l zFpY nE
zFpn gFl
W n A zFaig miW
Pd mB .c
md W odi
lr A lr zFknFq
miW
p zvw .Ktd
A oke ,Wi`
l gFl
W l dX ` mB dlFki ,mipFia `
l zFpY n la`
.xin g d l Wi `N` ,oFkp Fpi` e ,olia W A mB mig lFW

69. Who should a lady send her zFpn gl W to? anybody Man Lady Child
70. Who should a man send his zFpn gl W to? anybody Man Lady Child
71. Who should a lady send her mipFia `
l zFpY n to? anybody Man Lady Child
72. Who should a lady send her mipFia `
l zFpY n to? anybody Man Lady Child

lg W kE
.dcEr
q A zvw dAx ie gn U
i xU
r drA x ` lilA mB .mixER
A gFn
U l e zFYW l e lFk`l mia
ig .d
mFwn oY l ,mFiA Fzlik
`A zvw hrn
i ,ziWi
l W dcEr
q zAX
A zFUrl Kix SW s` ,zAW i`
vFnA
the main xT r C ,oz
aFg ic i oi` vFi
oi` ,dli N A oiUFr
W dcEr
Q A mFwn lM nE
.mixER
lil zcEr
q l
mB aFh-mFie dg n U KxC zFxp wil c d l Wie .dY W n in
i ,aiz k C ,mFia `d Y W Dz ev n dcEr
Q d
zFpnE
mipFia `
l zFpY n mb .zvw gFn
U l Kix v ,xU
r dX n
g lilA mbe .mFia dcEr
Q d miUFr
W M
.dli l A dcEr
q zvw n miUFr
,zFpn gFl
W n A busy/burdened ici
x h C mEWnE
.mFiA zFid l Kix v ,Edrxl
.dg
pn xg ` l dcEr
Q d z` oiUFr
e ,lFcB mFid cFrA dg
pn mil N R z nE

,zix
gW A DzF`
oiUFr
,zAW axrA lg W kE
.mFiA dcEr
Q d ax at least mipR-l
M-l
r zFUrl oiki
x vE

micEd
il ,xaCl & a hint Knqe .dcEr
Q d lig z O y
mc w dxFY
A zvw wqr l aFhe .zAW cFaM ipR n
xkf ,mixER
A seeds oipFrx f ipin lk` l WiW ,mix nF`
yi .dxFY
Ff ,dxF`
,opiW x ce ,dxF`
dz
id
,`xn B
a `zi
` C .xY q ` dlk ` W oipFrx fl xkf e ,laa A eixag e l`i
pc Elk ` W oipFrx fl
.(fi ,fh sir Q oni
q oir ,oFfO d zM x a A miQ Pd lr ipiC) .mipFrx f Dlik
`d W ,aFhl di
zFx
rp -z` e & he advanced her d
PW
ie

73. What are all the mixeR Mitzvahs that need to be done during the day?

74. Should one have a seudah on Purim night? Yes No optional


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75. Is there a Mitzvah to be happy the night after Purim? Yes No optional
76. When should the suedah be eaten? after shkia B4 Mincha after Mincha
77. If Purim is on a Friday-When should the suedah be eaten?
after shkia B4 Shachris after Shachris B4 Mincha after Mincha
78. What is the hint that we find to participate in Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik?

79. Why do you think there is a minhag to eat mon (poppy seed) ondtashen even

though they taste the way they do?

fi-fh sir q :oFfO d zM x aE


mipFxg` mi n zFkl d cn oni
q
cr xM
fp `le ,miQ Pd lr xnFl
gkW m` mixER
aE dM
pg A
,xn ` W ,dk xA d at the end zni
z
gn mX d z` xn ` W xg ` l
`Ed on
gxd
,xn`
i on
gxd KFzA K` .xfFg Fpi` ,'d dY ` KExA
md d min
IA EpizFa
`l dU
rW FnM ,zF`lt pe miQ p Epl dU
ri
,,,.'Eke ik C x n ini
A ,'Eke Ediz Y n ini
A dGd on
GA

80. After which paragraph in benching do you usually say miQ Pd lr ?


81. If you forgot miQ Pd lr, do you go back? Yes No Depends
82. If it depends, what does it depend on?

xY q ` d`
aE oi i d dY W n A was bothered-pushed away dcx h
p iY W e ,oi i d ic i lr did qPd lM W oei
M .e
xMY W d l ,dk xa l mpFxk f EpizFA
x Eaig ok l ,oi i ic i lr did & his falling FYl R nE
on d oip r ok e ,DnFw
n A
on d xEx` oiA rc i `lC cr on purim `ixER
A to drink/imbibe inEQ
al Wp` aig ,Exn ` e ,oi i A to become drunk

. & then go to sleepoWi


ie ,lFcBd qPd z` xMf l ic M , he is used to FlBx dn xzFi
dY y
i zFgR
le .ik C x n KExal
ok e ,by nature Fra h A weak WElg `EdW in mlE`e .ik C x n KExal on d xEx` oiA r cFi
Fpi` ,oW
iy
KFYnE

F` ,dNt z A F` ,dk xa A ,dev n Ffi` A mFly e-q
g cheapen/disgrace lfl
fi ok ic i lry
Fnv
rA r cFi
y in
Eid i eiU
rn lk e ,xMY W
i `NW it is better ahEn
,extreme dont care attitude W`x-zENw l mFlW e-q
g `Faiy

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.min W-m
W l
83. In which 2 significant events in the mixeR story did wine have a major impact?

A)

B)

84. How drunk is a person supposed to get on mixeR?

85. Should a person get drunk if he knows that he will not be able to bench properly? No No
86. Should a person get drunk if he knows that he will not be able to daven properly? No No
87. How can a person fulfill his Mitzvah to drink on mixeR without needing to get drunk?

glW
i `l mFwn lM nE
.Edrxl zFpn gFl
W l mbe ,mipFia `
l zFpY n A aig ,dra W KFY ENt
` ,la` d .f
m` .dg n U ly Fpi` W xac ENt
` ,ycg xU
r-mipy
lM zFpn oig lFW
oi` ,la` l la` .dg n U ly
xaC
mr la` d wx `Edd mFwO
A oi` m` e .dg n U ly
Fpi` W xaC x` W F` zFrn Fl gFl
W l xY n ,ipr `Ed
.zFpn gFl
W n zev n miw l ic M ,Fl gFl
W l aig ,xg `

88. Do we send to an la` any zFpn gl


W
on Purim? Yes No
89. Do we send to an la` any presents during the year? Yes No
90. Nay we send to a poor la` any mipia `
l zFpY n Yes No

dk xA-o
ni q dk`
ln DzF`
n d`Fx
Fpi` ,dk`
ln Fa dUFr
W inE
.mixER
A dk`
ln zFUrl oi` .g
ENt
` aYk l xY n oke .business `ih n w xt A wqr l xY nE
.xY n ,iFb ic i lre .mlFrl blessing
oMW-l
k e ,lFcB oEir Ki
x v Fpi` W xaC lk e eizFaFg
oke ,letter to wish someone peace mFlW zxB`
.zFxEnB zFk`ln Elt
` zFUrl xY n ,mixER
Kxvl oke .dev n xaC x` W zFUrl F` dev n xaC aYk l

91. Is Purim a day to set aside to be busy with work/business/homework? Yes No


92. Does it help to do dk`
ln
on Purim? Yes No
93. May one do work by telling a gentile to do it for him? Yes No
94. May one write a check for a tzedakah in Purim? Yes No

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,mi R ` Kx` lw" `le ,oEpgz FA mix nF`
oi` .mixER
oyEW
Eplv ` `xw p xc
`A xU
r-dX n
g mFi .h
oi` la` ,dg n U e dY W n zvw FA oib
dFpe .zipr z e (eulogies) cRq d A oM mB xEq` e .g
Sp n
l `le
la` .dNb O d z` FA oixFw
Ep` oi` W oei
M ,marriages oi`EV
p FA zFUrl oix Y nE
.miQ Pd lr mix nF`

mix oia x rn oi` C mEXn ,oi`E
V
p FA oiUer
oi` ,dg n V d the main xT r f` y ,dNb O d z` oixFT
W mFiA
.dg n U A dg n U

95. On which day of xc`


does mixER
oyEW
occur?
96. Do we have a regular sized meal on mixER
oyEW?`
Yes No
97. May you get married (after getting your parents permission) on mixER
oyEW
Yes No
98. May you get married (after getting your parents permission) on mixER
Yes No

Kx` lw" `le ,oEpgz `l md


A mix nF`
oi` oM mB oFW`x d xc
`A W xU
r dX n
ge xU
r drA x ` mFi .i
.dcEr
q A zvw miA x n ,xU
r drA x ` mFiaE
.zipr z e cRq d A oixEq
`e ,g
Sp n
l `le ,mi R `

99. If there is a leap year with two months of Adar, in which month do we celebrate Purim?
First Second
100. May he do so at the Purim Sudah? Yes No
101. Do we have a regular sized meal on oh w mixER
(o`y`x
xc` ci)? Yes No
102. May you get married on oh w mixER
Yes No how should we know??!!
103. May you fast on oh w mixER
Yes No

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Name Smoking Questions

1. Is smoking dxezd on xeq`? Yes No

2. What does `xeqi`n `xeng dzpwq mean?

3. What does it mean to kill time?

4. About what does the Bostoner Rebbe encourage us to warn our friends ( & to give

tochacha) ?

5. Can we even smoke once? Yes No

6. What does smoking cause?

7. Whats the most common type of cancer and what causes it?

8. How could Brians friends and family smoke after Brians death from lung cancer?

(Hint: the answer is not With a cigarette)

9. Why do you think the salesman thought it was his sisters-in-laws fault that his wife

died?

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10. What age group is the worst to try a cigarette?

All Any infant, senior citizen, & all ages in between.

11. Doctors say that a cigarette shortens what of an individual? His

12. What will the miraculous pill do?

13. Did Shawn live to 20? Yes No

14. Did Brian live to 30? Yes No

15. What makes your brain be addicted?

16. What percent of people smoke before the age of 19?

17. What percent of smokers that wanted to quit were able to?

18. Why is it faulty logic to say to oneself that they will only smoke a cigarette?

19. Should you MYOB if a friend decides to try smoking cigarettes? Yes No

20. Why?

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Purim Tape Questions Part 1

1) Where was the kings royal feast held?

2) Who did not get involved with preparing for the royal banquet?

3) Why was the banquet a threat according to Mordechai?

4) What was Yirmiyahs prophecy which Achashverosh was afraid of?

5) Who was Achashveiroshs father-in-law?

6) From when did ond count the 70 years for the Beis Hamikdash to be rebuilt?

7) For how many days did Achashveirosh make the banquet party?

8) What was onds idea to get d to stop protecting the Jews & lose the secret to their power?

9) Why did Shaul think Jews should go to the kings party?

10) Why didnt ond force the Jews to eat non-kosher?

11) Why did ond have them serve so much wine to the Jews?

12) What did Vashti do to the Jewish girls on Shabbos?

13) Who was Vashtis grandfather?

14) What two things did Vashti see that prevented her from coming down when she was called?

15) Who was Vashtis father?

16) How did Vashti insult Achashveirosh?

17) How did ond claim Vashti insulted all men?

18) What happened to Vashti?

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Purim Tape Questions PART 2

19) What city did Mordechai live in?

20) Who had exiled Mordechai from Yerushalayim?

21) What was xzq`s other name?

22) Why did Mordechai raise xzq` if he was her cousin?

23) xzq` was well known for what 2 things?

24) Why didnt xzq` want to be queen?

25) What was the name of the kings guard who came to take xzq` ?

26) What excuse did Mordechai give to prevent xzq` from being taken as queen?

27) How did Mordechai reassure xzq` not to worry about living alone in the kings palace away from

her people?

28) What hidden meaning do we find in the name xzq` about her role in the Purim story?

29) What did Mordechai make xzq` promise him before she would leave to the kings palace?

30) `edd meia ipt xizq` xzqd ikp`e Hashem said if you hide yourselves from me, I will

31) Who took care of xzq` in the kings palace while receiving her beauty treatment?

32) Why did xzq` have her 7 servant girls work only one day a week?

33) How did xzq` avoid eating non-kosher food?

34) Who was xzq`s father and the uncle of Mordechai?

35) Who was Nevuchadnezzars Jewish advisor?

36) Who was the descendant of King Shaul that xzq` told Achashveirosh to take as his advisor?

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37) What was Mordechai appointed by the king to do?

38) What did Mordechai hear Bigsan & Seresh planning to do by the gate?

39) What language did Seresh use to keep anyone from understanding his plan?

40) What didnt Seresh realize about Mordechai that ended up being his big mistake?

41) What happened to Bigsan and Seresh?

42) How many years later was ond appointed prime minister?

43) Who would not bow down to ond?

44) Why wouldnt Mordechai bow to ond, the same way Yakov bowed down to Esav?

45) Which tribe did Mordechai descend from?

46) What made ond finally decide to kill all the Jews?

47) What does the word mixet mean?

48) What day of Nissan did ond try to figure out what to do against the Jews?

49) What was the name of onds son?

50) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews on Sunday?

51) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews on Monday?

52) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews on Tuesday?

53) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews on Wednesday?

54) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews in Nissan?

56) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews in Sivan?

57) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews in Tishrei?

57) Why couldnt ond plan to destroy the Jews in Kislev?

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Purim Tape Questions PART 3

58) What bad thing once happened in Adar that made ond think he could destroy the Jews then?

59) Why did ond think that the fish symbol of Adar was a good sign to be able to kill the Jews?

60) What mistake did ond make about the fish symbol?

61) Why would Jews spill out the wine if the king touched it?

62) Why was Achashveirosh afraid to kill the Jews?

63) How did ond convince him it was safe?

64) Why did ond send out the decree to kill the Jews the same day?

65) What day were all the Jews supposed to be killed according to onds decree?

66) What could the Jews do when the decree was passed that they would all be killed?

**up to track 15

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part I
There are four zFzAW that a special dW x R is read in the dxFY.

1) mil w W zW x R 2) xFkf zW x R 3) dxR zW x R 4) Wc gd zW x R

milw W zW x R

I. This first of the four zeiy x t is mil w W zW x R,


which pertains to the yearly obligation of
every Jew to donate a coin (half a lwy)
that is primarily used to bring the cin z oax w
and other xEAiv zFpAx w (communal sacrifices).
II. dpn
f - This donation had to be given by oqip yc eg y`x because all xEAiv zFpAx w
brought after oqip yc eg y`x had to be bought from the newly collected monies.
III. Therefore mil w W zW x R is scheduled on the zAW before 'a xc` Wc g W`x (or the zay of
xc` ycg y`x if it falls out on zAW)
to remind people at least 30 days in advance to
give their lwy d ziv
gn.

IV. meid - Today that we dont have zepax ew, we read mil w W zW x R to remind us of the
obligation of lwy d ziv
gn and to somewhat fulfill the Mitzvah by reading about it in
the Torah and saying the related Tefillos added in Shacharis and Musaf.
V. lwy
d ziv
gn - Today we also remember the Mitzvah of lwy d ziv
gn by giving a coin
that is one half of the common currency of that country, e.g. a dollar coin.
VI. Since donating is mention three times in the Torah (to signify 3 types of donations),
the Minhag is to give 3 coins that are half the common currency.
VII. Many Shuls provide the service of putting half dollar coins into the dwcv plate so
that everybody can exchange their bills with these coins and then use the coins to
put back into the dw cv plate as lwy d ziv
gn.

VIII. dpn
f - There are different Minhagim as to when lwy d ziv
gn is given. Many give it at
Mincha time Erev mixeR, some give it mixeR morning before Shacharis, and some give
it Mincha time on mixeR.
IX. aiig in - The obligation of lwy d ziv
gn is on adult men over Bar Mitzvah, but some
have the Minhag is to give for all children and even for the unborn child of a
pregnant woman.
X. Once a father gave lwy d ziv
gn for his child, the custom should be continued even if
the child is still under age.

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part I Review Questions
1. What are the four zFiW x R that a special dW x R is read in the dxFY
on zA W?
(In their order)

_____________ ______________ _______________ _______________

2. What does the first of the four zeiy x t pertain to?


3. How many times a year was the money collected? _____________
4. What was the money collected used for?
5. By when did the money have to be given in by?
6. Why?
7. When is this Parsha scheduled?
8. Why?
9. Why do we continue reading this Parsha today?
a)

b)

10. What do we do today in remembrance of the lw y d ziv


gn?

11. How much is given and how many?


12. Why?
13. When are they given? or or

14. Are women obligated? Yes No

15. From what age are men obligated?


What is the earliest (youngest) that some fathers give lw y d ziv
gn for?

16. If a father gave lw y d ziv


gn for his 2-year-old son, does he have to give for him again the next year?

Yes No

17. What was the latest time the l`xyi ipa could bring the melwy?

18. Do the rich people give more $ than the poor? Yes No

19. What does the weqt in ryed tell us about learning about zepaxw?

20. What did the minkg decree?

21. Why do we bring out 3 dxez ixtq if rosh chodesh falls out on shabbas?

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22. Which of the following is not one of the four zeiyxt

a. xekf zyxt b. zyxt Para c. zyxt Egla Arufa d. zyxt Hachodesh

23. We learn out from that reading something is like doing it, so to here when we read

Parshas Shekalim its just like giving the machatzis hashekel.

24. The Shabbos before rosh chodesh nisan is parshas shekalim. True or False

25. Why do we take out an extra Sefer Torah when we read Parshas Shekalim?

26. How many Shekalim did Benai Yisroel give by Rosh Chodesh Nisan?

27. Why did Benai Yisroel give that many Shekalim

28. Which zay do we begin reading the first of the zeiyxt rax`?

29. With what money were the xeaiv zepaxw purchased from?

30. How much more than a lwy ivg did the rich have to bring?

31. When would they start announcing to bring the lwy ivg?

32. How would the l`xyi ipa be reminded a second time to bring the lwy ivg?

33. Why do we still read milwy zyxt today if the main reason was to remind the l`xyi ipa to bring the

lwy ivg if we dont even have the ycwnd zia today? (1 reason)

34. Everyone gives the lwy ivg at the same time. (true) (false)

35. What type of zpaxw were the Half-coins for?

36. Which type of people got a discount?

37. When did they announce to start bringing the coins in?

38. What Parsha do we lain the shabbos before Rosh Chodesh Adar?

a)dnexz b)milwy c)`yz ik d)icewt/ldwie

39. When do we read milwy if Rosh Chodesh falls out on Shabbos?

40. We read milwy from the same Torah as `yz ik in the above situation. TRUE/FALSE

41. How does `yz ik remind us to bring a half-coin?

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part II
xFkf zW x R
I. This special dW x R pertains to the Mitzvah of wln r zii g n zxi k f - the obligation of
every Jew to remember what wln r did to us when we left mixv n, to tell our children
what wln r did and hence the obligation to destroy wln r.
II. On xFkf zW x R we fulfill the obligation to remember, by taking out a 2nd Sefer Torah
and reading Pesukim in the Torah that refer to wln r.
III. dpn
f - xFkf zW x R is scheduled the zAW before mixER.
This is because, mixER also deals
with the destruction of wln r (on d)
and it is proper that wln r zii g n zxi k f should
precede the destroying of wln r (killing on d).

IV. aeig d xn eg - According to most, the obligation to read xFkf zW x R is dxFY
d on.

V. Many hold that the obligation to destroy wln r only applies when all of l` xU
i llM
are in l` xU i ux` and l` xU
i llM is led by a king.
VI. miy
p aeig - There is a difference of opinion whether women are obligated in zxi k f
wln
r zii g n or not. The Minhag is that women do come to Shul to hear xFkf zW x R (or
are Yotzai caric a with the Torah reading on mixeR morning).

Some Shuls have a 2nd reading of xFkf zW x R in the afternoon for the women who
couldnt come and hear xFkf zW x R in the morning.
VII. dkxa ila - A special dk xA is not made when fulfilling the obligation of zii g n zxi k f
wln
r, because a dk xA is not made on a Mitzvah of dz g y d-destruction.
(hk:dtxz g"dk)

VIII. dz `i
x w To fulfill the Mitzvah, the `xew lra must read every word of xFkf zW x R
clearly and each congregant must hear and pay attention to every word.
IX. z`vl dpeek - In addition, the congregation has to have in mind to be Yotzai the
zFkxA and the reading, and the `xew lra and Oleh have to have in mind to be Motzi
the congregation.
X. xkf or xkf - There is doubt if the proper reading of the word wln r xkf z` is xkf or
xkf . Therefore, even though the Halacha follows the opinion of xkf , nevertheless
the Minhag in many Shuls is to say both xkf and xkf by reading the word or Pasuk
twice.
XI. `xewd in - Since most hold that the reading of xekf zy x t is a Torah obligation,
therefore one who is Motzi others must be obligated himself, i.e. an adult.
Hence, a child (and possibly even a Bar Mitzvah boy) should not be the `xew lra to
read xekf zy x t.

XII. dlerd in - Similarly, many hold that a child should not be given the Aliyah of zW x R
xFkf since the Oleh must be Motzi the congregation with the zFkxA.

XIII. Most have the Minhag that the Rav of the Shul gets the Aliyah of xFkf zW
x R.

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XIV. aeig d zxev
- As mentioned, most hold the reading of xFkf zW x R is dxFY
d on.

Nevertheless, many of the detail of this Mitzvah are opA xc n.

For example:
opA xc n it should be read with the Trop(Torah tune),
opA xc n it should be read with a Minyan
opA xc n it should be read on xekf zy x t zAW
(and possibly - opA xc n a Kosher Sefer Torah is needed).
XV. oebip ila cari
c a car ic a one is Yotzai if xFkf zW x R was read without the Trop.
XVI. oip n ila cari
c a - If one does not have a Minyan (or missed the Minyan) he should
hear it read from the Torah without a Minyan, for example when it is read again
for the women.
XVII. dxez xtq ila cari
c a - If reading from the Torah is not possible, he should read the
Pesukim of xFkf zW x R from a Chumash, preferably with the Trop. (Because some
hold that the Torah requirement can be fulfilled without a Sefer Torah.)
XVIII. mixet
z`i
x w A cari
c A - Some hold, as a last option one may be Yotzai by hearing
the Torah reading of mixeR morning and having in mind to be Yotzai.
The Mishneh Berurah is skeptical about this option because the reading of mixeR
does not include all the details of wln
r zii g n zxi k f.

dk wxt mixac `vzi


M
milygpd lk ja apfie jxca jxw xy` gi :mixvnn mkz`va jxca wlnr jl dyr xy` z` xekf fi
d xy` ux`a aiaqn jiai` lkn jl jiwl` d gipda dide hi :miwl` `xi `le rbie sir dz`e jixg`
:gkyz `l minyd zgzn wlnr xkf z` dgnz dzyxl dlgp jl ozp jidl`

17. Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you came forth out of Egypt;
18. How he met you by the way, and struck at your rear, all who were feeble behind you, when you were
faint and weary; and he did not fear God.
19. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around, in
the land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the
remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it.

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part II Review Questions
1. What is the 2nd of the zFiW x R rAx `?

2. What does it pertain to?
3. Translate the following words from the laining:
`xi `le r b ie sir dY ` e Lix
g` mil W
gP dl
M LA aPf i e KxC A Lx w xW
` gi :mixv O n mkz`
v A KxC A wln
r Ll dU rxW ` z` xFkf fi
zg Y n wln r xkf z` dg n Y DY W x l dlg p Ll oz
p Liwl`d xW ` ux`
A aia Q n Liai`lM n Ll | Liwl` d gi
pd A did e hi :miwl `
:gM W Y `l min X d

translation word
Lx w `

KxC A a

mil W
gPdl
M b

r b ie sir c

Liai `lM n ... gi


pd A d

dg n Y e

gM W Y `l f

4. When is xFkf zW x R scheduled?

5. Why?

6. According to most, is the obligation to read xFkf zW


x R is a) dxFY
d on or b) opA xc n?

7. Many hold that the obligation to destroy wln


r applies only when?

8. Are women are obligated in wln


r zii g n zxi k f or not? Yes No

9. What is the prevalent Minhag regarding womens obligation to hear?

10. Is a special dk xA made when fulfilling wln


r zii g n zxi k f? Yes No

11. Why?

12. How many words can one miss and still fulfill the Mitzvah xFkf zW
x R?

13. What does the congregation have to have in mind when hearing xFkf zW
x R?

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14. What do the `xew lra and the the one who gets the dilr have to have in mind when

reading xFkf zW x R?

15. What doubt is there about the correct reading of xFkf zW x R?


16. What is done about it?


or

17. Is a child permitted to read xekf zy


x t for the congregation? Yes No

18. Why? ______________________________________________________________

19. Is a child given the Aliyah of xekf zy


x t?
_____________ Yes No

20. Why?

21. Who is usually given the Aliyah of xFkf zW


x R?

Which of the following are opA xc n (R) and which are possibly `zii
xF`
c n (T)?

22. ____ To read xFkf zW


_ x R with the Trop(Torah tune)

23. ____ To read xFkf zW


x R with a Minyan

24. ____ To read xFkf zW


x R on xekf zy x t zA W

25. ____ To bring Sheloch Monos to ones Rebbe

26. ____ To read xFkf zW


x R once a year

27. ____ To read xFkf zW


x R from a Kosher SeferTorah

28. Is one Yotzai if xFkf zW x R was read without the Trop? Yes No

29. What is the best thing to do if one does not have a Minyan (or eg missed the Minyan,)
for xFkf zW x R?

30. What is the best thing to do if reading from the Torah is not at all possible?
31. What do some hold is a last option to be Yotzai xFkf zW x R if one missed hearing it on
xFkf zW x R za y?

32. Why is the Mishneh Berurah skeptical about this option?

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part III
dxR zW x R
The special zay of dxR zW x R pertains to the obligation of every Jew to become
xFdh.
On dxR zW x R a 2nd Sefer Torah is taken out and Pesukim pertaining to
the dnec
` dxt and the requirement to become xedh are read. We also say
additional Tefillos in u"y d zxfg of dxy r dpnW in hope that Hashem will redeem
us and purify us with water of dnEc ` dxt.

I. dpn
f - dxR zW x R is scheduled on the zAW before Wcgd zW x R ( i.e. the second to
the last zAW of the month of xc` or the last zAW of the month of xc` if W`x
oqip WcFg
is on zAW).

II. dxR zW x R is scheduled at this time to remind people to become xedh in time to
be able to bring the gqR oAx w.

III. aeig d xn eg - There is a minority opinion that holds that the obligation to hear
dxR zW x R is dxFY
d on.
Hence a child under Bar Mitzvah should not read or
receive the Aliyah of dxt zW x R.

IV. zn `n h - A zn `n h is someone who came in physical contact with a corpse


(even non Jew) or was under the same roof as a Jewish corpse. Similarly, one
becomes zn `n h if he is a covering over a Jewish corpse, e.g. if he stands
over a Jewish corpse.

V. ez` neh
on
f - A zn `n h remains `n h (forever) until he purifies himself
following the procedures set forth in the Torah.

VI. zn `n h ixeqi
` - A zn `n h may not enter the area of the Wcw n d ziA and may
not eat or touch miy cw.
Consequently a zn `n h cannot fulfill the Mitzvah of
gqt oax w.

VII. d` neh
d a` - A zn `n h is considered an d` neh
d a` (a primary contaminant)
and may make `n h food or utensils that he comes in contact with (though
with a lesser level of d` neh).

VIII. odkl zn `n h xeqi` - A od M may not subject himself to becoming zn `n h even


if he is already zn `n h from a previous encounter. Consequently a od k is
forbidden to enter a cemetery, to walk or drive under a tree that shades a
Jewish grave, to enter a hospital building that has a Jewish corpse and is
possibly forbidden to fly on a plane that carries a Jewish corpse.
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IX. ezx
dh A zn `n h becomes xedh after waiting a total of 7 days and having
` dxt sprinkled on him on the 3rd and 7th of
water mixed with ashes of the dnEc
these days. In addition he must immerse himself in a kosher Mikvah.

X. dnec
` dxt A dnEc
` dxR must be a perfectly red cow with no more than one
hair of another color. In addition the dnec
` dxt is only kosher if it has never
done any work.

XI. dz
iiy r The dnEc
` dxR was slaughtered outside mil yEx
i and then burned by
the deputy lecb od M together with fx` ur-cedarwood, aef`-hyssop
and a ipy
zrl ez-crimson thread.

XII. The resulting ashes were split into 3 parts:


One part was kept near mil yEx
i for use to purify those needed to make
the next dnEc
` dxR.

One part was split between the mipd k to be used to purify people.
One part was put aside next to the Wcw n d ziA for safekeeping.

XIII. dz x
dh - The ashes of the dnEc
` dxR were mixed with miig min-spring
water and
used to sprinkle on the zn `n h.

XIV. dxezd zw g z`f - Sprinkling the dnEc


` dxR water on the zn `n h made the `n h
zn become xedh, yet carrying (and hence sprinkling) dnEc
` dxR water makes
the carrier `n h.

This is one reason why the Mitzvah of dnEc ` dxR is considered a weg - a
Mitzvah without apparent reasoning.
XV. dpip n - There were only 9 zenec` zext made from the time of epiax dy
n until
after the 2nd Wcw n d ziA. Some of the 1st dnEc
` dxt was put aside and is forever
called epiax dy
ns dnEc
` dxt.

th
The 10 dnec ` dxt will be brought by the Mashiach epin iA dxd n a `eaiy.

XVI. epiz
ty mix t dn
ly
p Today we fulfill the Mitzvah of dnec
` dxt by saying the
portions in the Torah that deal with dnec
` dxt and by learning the Halachos of
dnec
` dxt.

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zFiW x R rA x ` - Part III dxR zW x R Review Questions
1. How many Sifrai Torah are taken out on the special zay
of dxR zW x R ? _______
2. About what topic(s) is read on dxR zW x R ?
3. When is dxR zW x R scheduled?

4. Why?

5. What is the obligation to hear dxR zW x R ? opA


xc n `ziix`c n

6. Is it ok for a child under Bar Mitzvah read dxR zW x R ? Yes No

7. Is it ok for a child to receive the Aliyah of dxR zW x R ? Yes No

8. zn `n h - Does one become zn `n h if he comes in contact with the corpse of a


Non-Jew? Yes No

9. Does one become zn


`n h if he is under the same roof as a Jewish corpse?
Yes No

10. Does one become zn


`n h if he is under the same roof as a non-Jewish corpse?
Yes No

11. Does one become zn


`n h if he stands over a Jewish corpse? Yes No

12. For how long does a zn


`n h remain `n h ?

13. What is a zn
`n h not permitted to do?

14. What category of d` neh


is a zn `n h ?

15. Can a zn
`n h make food or utensils `n h that he comes in contact with?
Yes No

16. May a od
M subject himself to becoming zn `n h ? Yes No

17. May a od
M subject himself to becoming zn `n h if he is already zn `n h from a

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previous encounter? Yes No

18. A zn
`n h becomes xedh after waiting a total of ___________
and having on the and _
and must

19. dnec
` dxt How many hairs of another color may a dnEc
` dxR have?

20. Is the dnEc


` dxt kosher if it has never done any work? Yes No

21. Where is the dnEc


` dxR slaughtered?

22. Who burns the dnEc


` dxR ?

23. Together with what is the dnEc


` dxR burnt?

24. Into how many parts was the ashes split?

25. What was done with each part?

26. With what were the ashes mixed before it was sprinkled on the zn
`n h ?

27. Why is the Mitzvah of dnEc


` dxR considered a weg?

28. How many zenec` n until after the 2nd ziA


zext were made from the time of epiax dy
Wcw n d ?
st
29. What was the 1 dnEc
` dxt forever called?
th
30. Who will bring the 10 dnec
` dxt ?

31. What can we do today to fulfill the Mitzvah of dnec


` dxt?

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Wc gd zW x R
This special dW x R pertains to the month of oqip and its importance in being the first
of the order of months. On Wc gd zW x R a 2nd Sefer Torah is taken out and Pesukim
are read pertaining to the Mitzvah of yc gd yeciw-sanctifying
the new month and to
st
the Mitzvah of referring to oqip as the 1 of the months.
Wc gd zW x R is also to remind people that gqR is coming and it is time to begin
preparation for lbxl dil r-the obligation to visit Yerushlaim on each of the yly
mil
bx. Wc gd zW x R is the zAW before oqip WcFg
W`x or on the zAW of W`x
oqip WcFg
if it falls out on zAW.

I. g y`x Even though the calendar year begins with dpy d y`x, (1st and 2nd day of
miy c
ixW Y ), nevertheless, when naming or counting the months, the Torah requires us to
refer to oqip as the "1st month", xii` as the "2nd month", oeiq as the "3rd month" and so
on. When the months are mentioned in Tanach, they are also referred to as the 1 st, 2nd,
3rd etc. starting from oqip. Hence the month of oqip is also called oFW`x d Wc g-the 1st
month.

II. oFW`x d Wc g - The Torah chose oqip to be referred to as the "1st month", to show its
importance and to commemorate the great exodus of mixv n z`i
v
i, which was the
beginning and the birth of l` xU
i llM as Hashem's nation.

III. oqip - The formal names of oqip, xii`, oeiq etc. were not used until after the Jews were
exiled to laa (Babylon) after the destruction of the 1st Wcw n d ziA. These Babylonian
names were later adopted, to commemorate l` xU i llM's
exodus from laa and return to
l` xU
i ux`.

IV. aia `
d yc g - The month of oqip is also called aia ` d ycg-the month of spring. (The name
oqi
p also suggests the meaning of spring, in that the similar word ovip means a flower bud.)

V. dpy d xeair - The significance of oqip being referred to as aia ` d Wcg, is it being the
source of oic zias obligation of dpy d xeair-creating
a leap year.

VI. The average lunar year has 354 days. In contrast, an average solar year (sun year) has 365 days.
Hence the gap between the lunar and solar year is on average 11 days. Because of this gap the
lunar year falls behind and the mia eh min
i (which are based on the lunar calendar) shift and are
sometimes earlier in the year. This gap, left uncontrolled, would over the years cause the min i
mia eh to shift from summer to winter and vice versa (as the Islamic calendar does, which is a
strictly lunar calendar). Because the Torah requires that gq t be in the springtime (aia ` d yc g), it
is incumbent upon oic zia to reconcile the calendars and create a "Lunisolar" calendar that keeps
the Jewish calendar synchronized with the solar cycle. oic zia would reconcile the calendars by
adding an extra month of xc ` (thereby creating a leap year). This leap year reconciliation was
necessary 7 times in 19 years, or about once every 2-3 years.

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zFiW x R rAx ` - Part IV Review Quiz Wc gd zW x R

1. What does this dW


x R pertain to?

2. Wc gd zW x R is also to remind people that gq


R is coming and it is time to begin
preparation for?

3. When is Wc gd zW x R scheduled?

4. What other names does the month of oqi


p have?

st
5. Why did the Torah choose oqi
p to be referred to as the "1 month"?

6. When did l` xU
i llM start using the formal names of oqi
p, xii` , oei q etc.?

7. Why?

8. What is the significance of oqi


p being referred to as the month of spring?

9. How many days are there in an average lunar year?

10. How many days are there in an average solar year (sun year)?

11. Why does the Torah require that oic zia to occasionally add an extra month of xc
`?

12. How often is an extra month added?

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Thanks 4 not annihilating me!!

At the conclusion of the Megilah reading, there is a tfilla that begins with the words, "xW
`
`ipd ." In it it says aiF` clFp bb` lr Fzln g a iM ,lE`W in
gx xk
f `le -"He would not remember
Shaul's compassion, that through his pity of Agag the foe was born. In other words, ond was
ungrateful because he denied the favor that Mordecai's ancestor King Shaul had done for his
own ancestor, Agag the king of Amalek."

The tfilla refers to the incident in Shmuel when King Shaul had the opportunity of
destroying the nation of Amalek. However, instead of obliterating every member of the nation,
Shaul had compassion on their king, and did not kill him. Shmuel was sent by d to rebuke
Shaul for not fulfilling His command. When Shmuel arrived at the army camp of Shaul to
deliver d's message, he saw Agag and immediately killed him. However, before Shmuel's
arrival, & Agags execution, Agag had manged to impregnate a servant girl from whom ond was
a descendent. This was the "favor" that Shaul had done for Agag for which ond's desire to kill
Mordecai and the Jews was deemed ungrateful.

Without needing to elaborate, the ludicrousness of the situation is apparent. Because


Shaul had wiped out all of ond's ancestors except for one, therefore ond owed a debt of gratitude
to the descendents of his family's murderer??? What could the author of the tfilla have meant?

Agag knew that he would eventually die for his hatred of d and the Jewish people. In
fact, he expected it, looked forward to it, and anticipated dying the glorious death of a martyr.
However, Shaul unfortunately gave him a short reprieve allowing him to continue the line of
Amalek. Therefore, Agag was grateful for Shaul's misplaced mercy which allowed him the time
to continue Amalek's legacy.
Even a ryx like ond, is expected to have extended that gratitude to Mordecai, the
descendant of Shaul. We see how much the Torah wants & requires that a person should feel &
show aehd zxkd- gratitude to anyone (parents, siblings, friends, teachers) that did or tried to do
good to us or our ancestors.

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Every little bit counts
The wicked ond convinced King Achashveirosh to consent to his plan, and the fate of the Jewish
people was sealed: "Letters were sent by courier to all the King's provinces, to destroy, to slay, and to
exterminate all Jews, young and old, children and women, in a single day,,,(xzq` 3:13)." It was a tragic
time for the Jews: "In every province, wherever the King's command and his decree extended, there was
great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, and weeping, and wailing; most of them lying in sackcloth
and ashes (ibid 4:3)." The time came for xzq` to perform her mission to approach King Achashveirosh,
reveal ond's plot and petition to save her nation: "If it please the King, let the King and ond come today
to the banquet that I have prepared for him (ibid 5:4)."

The Gemara in Megilla (e"h) asks: -What did xzq` see, that she invited ond?" Why did xzq` feel
it necessary to invite him to the banquet that she prepared for Achashveirosh? If she intended to
persuade King Achashveirosh to turn against ond , would it not have been better for her to meet with the
King in private? R' Shimon ben Menasia answers, mewnd yibxi ile` qp epl dyrie -Perhaps d will feel
and He will perform for us a miracle." Rashi explains, d will feel that I need to flatter this wicked one
[ond] and disgrace my honor." Queen xzq`'s objective in inviting ond was that d should respond to the
tragedy that had befallen the Jewish people: xzq` had to suffer the pain of seemingly flattering the
wicked ond -an act that was beneath the dignity of a holy daughter of Israel. xzq` hoped that the distress
that she experienced would move d to perform a miracle and save the Jewish nation.

This Gemara seems perplexing. The entire Jewish nation was awash in pain and anguish. cinydl
ca`le bexdl To destroy, to slay, and to exterminate... this was to be the fate of every individual Jew - to
be slaughtered together with his nation. There was not much time left for them to live and there was no
obvious route to escape their sentence. "There was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, and
weeping, and wailing; most of them lying in sackcloth and ashes- the suffering of the Jews was
immeasurable. xzq`'s own emotion over the Jewish People's fate is described in the Megilla lglgzze
c`n dklnd and the Queen was greatly distressed. d saw and understood all that the Jewish People were
experiencing. Would the additional indignity that xzq` suffered by flattering ond make any difference
towards Hashem's decision to save her nation?

xzq` understood what the pain of a human being means to d. The slightest discomfort is not lost,
even amongst the greatest suffering and affliction. d feels every bit of anguish that Man experiences and
takes it into account. This additional pain could tilt the scales in favor of the Jewish people, arouse
Hashem's mercy, and help nullify the terrible decree that had befallen them.

We must follow in the ways of d. Just as He is sensitive to every nuance of pain that we
experience, so too must we be sensitive to that of our Jewish brethren. Just as Queen xzq` understood
the pain of the human being and what it means in the eyes of d, so, too, must we focus on the suffering
of our brothers and sisters, and strengthen our tfillas to d, evoking His mercy to bring salvation to the
Jewish people. (Shmuez of Rav Dovid Leibowitz ztl)

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If at first you dont suceed.... Who cares??
According to iyx, ikcxn was given a signal from Heaven that xzq` was
destined to play a key role in saving the Jewish people from danger. ikcxn realized
that the righteous xzq` would not have been seized and taken to yexeyg` unless d
wanted her to be there in order to save the Jews.

iyx also teaches us that ikcxn instructed xzq` not to reveal that she was a
member of the royal family of jlnd le`y. Why ? So that yexeyg` would suspect her
of coming from low-class ancestry, and would possibly send her away.

The question is : If ikcxn had a clear sign from Heaven that xzq` had to be in the
palace with yexeyg` in order to save the Jewish people, why did he
try to get her out ? Wasnt ikcxn concerned about the survival of
the Jewish people ?! How could he risk it all by playing with
destiny ???

The answer is : Of course ikcxn was concerned and worried about the survival of the
Jewish people. But ikcxn knew his place in the world. He
understood that his only responsibility in this situation was to
take responsibility for xzq`s welfare. So - he had to try to get her
away from danger. Would he be successful ? Would he be
spoiling the master plan ? All that is in ds hands. His
responsibility was only to TRY.

The lesson is : When deciding the proper way to behave, future success should not
be a factor. Whether our efforts will achieve success in the end is
up to d. Our job is only to TRY and TRY and keep on TRYING.
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Ie KlIe ryx-eyre ,wicv-awri jia`l xnele qpkil ilr wgvi 'x xn`
:dkeae setke qep` FO` l `aIe

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A eia ` l xn`
Ie c`n cr dxnE
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c ,fq dyxt ziy`xa dax yxcn


(notoxzee d"awdy xne` `edy in lk `pipg x"` eia` ixaC z` eUr r nW M c
jix`n `l` (he is wrong)idern ipa oexzeezi `ed careful to repay/forgives)
(Yaakov eyrl awri wirfd (one cry) zg` dwrf dilic iabe (slow to anger) dit`

okide dwrf wrfie eia` ix aC z` eUr r nW


M aizkc caused Aisev to cry)
dw
rf (ik Cxn ) wrf Ie (c xzq`) xn`py dxiad oyeya ? el (paid back)rxtp
(and Mordechai cried with a loud and a bitter cry ) c`n cr dxnE
dlcb

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iI
g m d

i M
Ep
b weqt i wxt xzq`
:Fr x flk l mFl W xace FO
rl aFh WxC eig` ax l iEv xe micEd
Il lFcbe WFx
eW g
` KlOl dp W n icEd
Id ikCx n | iM

eig` aexl dc my i"yx


:ecenlzn lha dide zeklnl aexw dyrpy itl oixcdpq zvwn epnn eyxity cnln- eig` lkl `le

a cenr fh sc dlibn zkqn ilaa cenlz

`le - eig` aexl ,eig` axl ievxe micedil lecbe yexeyg` jlnl dpyn icedid ikcxn ik .1
xzei dxez cenlz lecb :sqei ax xn` .oixcdpq zvwn epnn eyxity :cnln ,eig` lkl .2
`xwirn .dyng xza seqale drax` xza ikcxnl dil aiyg `xwirnc .zeytp zlvdn .3

seqale ,oWl A ikCx n dil r x dixU din g


p r EW
i la A xfmr E`AxW
` ('a weqt a wxt `xfr xtq) aizk .4

.oWl A ikCx n ipn


gp din
rx dix fr din g i la A xfmr mi`Ad ('f weqt f wxt dingp xtq) aizk
p r EW .5

,,,ycwnd zia oipan xzei dxez cenlz lecb :`zxn xa l`eny ax `nizi`e ax xn` .6

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:dpic n d`nE
mixU
re ra
W WEMc
r e ECdn KlOd WFx
eW g
` `Ed WFx
eW g
` iniA idie
One hundred and twenty-seven provinces (1:1).

Rabbi Akiva was once delivering a lecture when he noticed his students drowsing. In order to

rouse them, he asked, 'Why was it seen fit that Esther should rule over one hundred and twenty-seven

provinces? Because thus said God: Let the daughter of Sarah who lived one hundred and twenty-seven

years come and reign over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces' (Midrash). Why would these

words alert the drowsing students more than the topic of the day?

The Chiddushei HaRim answers that Rabbi Akiva wanted to impress upon his students the

importance of time and the duty to use every second to best advantage. It was because Sarah's one

hundred and twenty- seven years were perfect and completely sin-free that her grand- daughter could

hold sway over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces. Each second meant a family; each minute, a

farm; each day, a village.

Had Sarah idled away her time, Esther's kingdom would have been diminished. Time is too

precious to waste. Sarah's well-spent time was rewarded during Esther's reign. Each of us, too, is

presented with the fleeting gift of time and the mission of utilizing it fully and well. Who can say

what the rewards will be for each minute well-spent; or the penalty for each minute wasted? This

admonition brought Rabbi Akiva's students to attention (Chiddushei HaRim).

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Seize the Moment
Megilas Esther not only relates the inspiring redemption of the Jewish People from the clutches
of Achashveirosh and Haman, but also conveys to us an important strategy for our growth in ruchnius.
The Gemara in Shabbos, in its explanation of the posuk in Parshas Yisro - xdd zgz eavizie-
contrasts the Kabolas haTorah of the Dor Hamidbar to that in the time of Achashveirosh. While the
Kabolas haTorah at Har Sinai is seen in some slight manner as having been involuntary, the kabolah
during the time of the Megilah is portrayed as being a complete, full-hearted acceptance. In his
commentary to the gemara, Rashi explains that what spelled the difference was that Klal Yisroel in
Galus Bavel made their acceptance of the Torah mdl dyrpy qpd zad`n out of love for the miracles that
were performed on their behalf. This was the factor that allowed them to be mekabel the Torah in such a
pure form.
At first glance, Rashi's explanation seems rather puzzling. If it were the nisim surrounding Purim
that gave Klal Yisroel the ability to achieve such lofty heights at that time, one would assume that they
had reached those same heights after experiencing an almost endless array of open miracles when they
departed from Mizrayim.
Sefer Chidushai HaLev explains this Rashi. He says that the key factor in Klal Yisroels ability
to be mekabel the Torah belev shalem was the fact that they were mekabel as the nisim unfolded. They
were able to concretize their spiritual gains immediately. In the midbar, Klal Yisroel were already 49
days from the miracles that had accompanied their departure it. Although they were still at a highly
elevated spiritual level, the inspiration they had gained just 7 weeks past had already begun to fade.
Therefore, when it came time to accept the Torah at Har Sinai, the inspiration they had gained so
recently was enough to cause them to be mekabal on highest level.
It is a beautiful explanation and a powerful lesson. How many times do we find ourselves
inspired to do more? Unfortunately before we can act upon it, time passes, the inspiration fades, and we
settle back into the doldrums of daily life. We can glean from this Chazal how important it is to seize the
moment, whether our new found drive comes from some external source or simply a greater insight into
our own Avodas Hashem.
This concept is no less applicable to Purim itself. Yom Kippur is seen as the holiest day on the
Jewish calendar. We are all familiar with the Chazal that compare that holy day to Purim to the extent
that it is referred to as Yom kiPurim. Purim is a golden opportunity for uplifting ourselves in Avodas
Hashem. Yet, from our discussion above, we see that the inspiration we gain, if not immediately acted
upon begins to dissipate quickly. May Hashem grant us all an elevated spiritual experience on Purim, as
well as the keen insight to grow from it. Hatzlachah, and Freilichen Purim.

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`i weqt e wxt xzq` zlibn
xir d aFg xA Eda iM xIe ik Cxnz
` WAl Ie qEQ dz
` e WEaN dz
` on d gT Ie .1
:Fxwi A utg KlOd xW` Wi`
l dUri dkM eipt
l `
xw Ie

`/fh sc dlibn zkqn


(in front of ikcxn )dinw opax iazic digky` lf` "qeqd z`e yeald z` ond gwie" .2

opaxl dvinw zekld (he was showing them) edl iegne .3

dicia (the special {kings} horse) cgin diqeqe dilawl wit`c ikcxn diifgc oeik .4

iz` `w iytp lhwinl `riyx i`d opaxl edl xn` (He became afraid) zzxin .5

(you dont get hurt with his fire)ezlgba eekz `l ic dinwn elif .6

(to daven)`zelvl dil mwe ikcxn shrzp `zry `idda .7

dizelvl ikcxn wilqc cr jixe`e ediinw dil aizie ond `z` .8

?eziwqr i`na (ikcxn) edl (ond) xn` .9

miiw ycwnd ziay onfa dil exn` .10


dil xtkzne (of flour)`zleqc divnew iln iziin ,dgpn acpnc o`n .11
(of yours) ekcic `gnw ivnew iln `z` edl xn` .12
icic `tqk ixkk itl` dxyr (& it pushed off) igce .13
ar al sc zekxa
dprp `le lltzdy mc` d`x m` :`pipg iaxa `ng iax xn` .14
answered
wfg dl` place confidence dEw xn`py lltzie xefgi .15

(ci fk wxt mildY) dl` dEw e make your heart courageous LAl un`ie .16

b sirq cvxz oniq miig gxe` jexr ogley


;el mipzep lehil eci hyety in lk `l` mixet zerna miwcwcn oi` .17

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1. What was ikcxn teaching his micinlz?

2. What was ond coming to see ikcxn about?

3. What did ikcxn initially think ond was coming for?

4. What did ikcxn do?

5. After ikcxn told ond what he was discussing with his micinlz, what did ond say to

ikcxn?

6. What was the 10,000 Talents of silver for?

7. Was ond still the top adviser to the King? Yes No

8. Was the decree to kill all The Jews still in effect? Yes No

9. What was our question on ond?

10. What was our answer?

11. What is a practical application?

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12. What does the jexr ogley write about giving to people who ask for something on

Purim?

13. Does HaShem do this too? Yes No

14. What is a practical application to this?

RE: the story of Rabbi Yeshaya Bordecky

15. What do you think-- Did he or did he not have enough energy to swim with his youndest child?

16. What does the story have to do with how we daven?

On Purim each year, Hashem sends us the same help as He sent by the
miracle of Purim. Whatever prayers sent to Hashem by Bnei Yisrael are
accepted. (Divrei Yechezkel)

We read in the Megilla, These days are remembered and fulfilled.


The day of Purim is remembered by Hashem, so that all requests are
fulfilled. (Toras Emes)
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