Monday, March 3, 2014

What Is The Purim Leap?


                                         THE PURIM LEAP

The Gemoro ( Sanhedrin 64b)  כמשוורתא דפוריא . Rashi explains “On Purim,
children made a fire in a pit and jumped over it.”

The Rema (*Darkei Moshe O.Ch. 690) quotes from the Aruch who writes.
All Bachurim make an effigy of Haman and hang it on their roofs for a few
days.

When Purim comes, they make a fire and they have a ring on which
they hang the effigy over the fire. They jump from one side (of the fire)
to the other. This ring is called *Mashvarta Depurim.

*This Darkei Moshe is printed only in the new Turim or in the
single volume Sefer D.M.(not in Tur)

* Shavarta = leap-jump

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