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Purim Schedule

PURIM HOLIDAY

Fast of Esther

Monday, March 9th

Dawn (Fast Begins)................................. 5:56 am

Sunrise......................................................... 7:16 am

Morning Service (Shahrit)...................... 7:15 am

Eve of Purim

Monday Evening, March 9th

Minhah (men wear tefillin)................... 6:30 pm

Monday Sunset........................................ 6:57 pm

Arbit (Evening) Service.......................... 7:00 pm

Reading of Megillah................................ 7:15 pm

End of Fast............................................... 7:18 pm

Late Reading of Megillah...................... 9:00 pm

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PURIM HOLIDAY (Cont’d)

Purim Day

Tuesday, March 10th

Shahrit Service........................................... 7:15 am

Morning Reading of Megillah.............. 8:00 am

Women’s  Megillah Reading................. 8:00 am

Late Morning Reading of Megillah.. 11:00 am

Purim Day Minhah & Arbit Services 6:30 pm

Tuesday Sunset......................................... 6:58 pm

End of Day............................................... 7:19 pm

Purim Shushan

Wednesday, March 11th

Morning (Shahrit) Service...................... 7:15 am

Evening (Minhah & Arbit) Services.. 6:30 pm

 

The Fast of Esther commemorates the day when the Jews of Persia donned sackcloth and ashes, went without food, and prayed that they be spared the massacre planned for them by Haman. Men don tefillin at the 6:30 service on Monday Evening.

 

Purim commemorates the day when, through the intervention of Mordecai and Queen Esther, the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped being victims of Haman's evil plot to exterminate them. Instead, "The Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor."

 

Purim Shushan, the day following Purim, was the actual day of celebration observed in Shushan, the capital of ancient Persia, and is the day Purim is observed in Jerusalem.

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

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Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

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