Tuesday, March 19, 2019

fasting on י"ג אדר

The fast day of תענית אסתר* on the 13th of Adar
is not mentioned in בבלי or ירושלמי. It was
instituted by the Gaonim. (The first mention
of תענית אסתר is in the שאילתות דרב אחאי גאון)

Before they abolished the  מגילת תענית
it was forbidden to fast on the 13th of Adar 
because the day before or after the
Yomim Tovim mentioned in מגילת תענית
(Purim Chanuka etc,) were also included
as the days forbidden to fast.

The רא"ש quotes the ר' תם  "The only  סמך  (minor
source) for fasting is from the Gemoro Megilah 2a
that says י"ג זמן קהלה לכל היא The ר' תם explains
they gather to say Selichos because of the fast day".



*not to be confused with the three days fast in Nissan mentioned in the Megillah.

2 comments:

  1. **** QUOTES ABOUT AMALEK IN OUR TIMES ****

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    “Al Qaeda seeks to destroy the Jewish state completely.

    Much of its rhetoric and some of its attacks suggest that
    it sees international Jewry and Israel as interchangeable.

    The group’s rhetoric is also viciously anti-Semitic
    in addition to being anti-Israel.”

    SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
    and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
    Needs to Know
    (chapter 3, page 47) by Daniel Byman,
    Oxford University Press, year 2015, ISBN: 019021726X (paperback)
    ISBN: 9780190217266 (paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259
    www.jns.org/al-qaeda-figure-warns-arab-countries-over-normalization-with-israel/

    QUESTION:

    This quote is only about Al Qaeda, but should we
    believe that other radical Islamic terrorist organizations,
    with almost-identical beliefs, would behave differently?

    ===================================

    “Killing civilians, particularly Jews and Americans,
    is deemed acceptable [by Al Qaeda] when
    other targets are too difficult to attack.”

    SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
    and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
    Needs to Know
    (chapter 3, page 49)
    by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
    ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
    (paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

    QUESTION:

    This quote is only about Al Qaeda, but should we
    believe that other radical Islamic terrorist organizations,
    with almost-identical beliefs, would behave differently?

    ===================================

    Mr. Daniel Byman said:

    “...roughly half of Palestinians say it
    [suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified...”

    SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
    and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
    Needs to Know
    (chapter 3, page 56)
    by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
    ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
    (paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

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    Refuting the Fans of Vashti:

    https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/02/refuting-fans-of-vashti.html

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  2. **** QUOTES ABOUT AMALEK IN OUR TIMES ****

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    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    The Grand Mufti [Islamic leader] of Jerusalem,
    in addition to becoming Hitler’s ally during World War II,
    adapted Nazi genocidal theory to Islamic theology.

    He called on his Muslim brothers to:
    “Murder the Jews! Murder them all.”

    Other Islamic leaders used Nazi words like
    “extermination” in referring to the goals
    of Arab victory [against Israel].

    SOURCE: Chutzpah
    by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 4, page 119)
    published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co
    ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

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    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “…if Israel’s military power were ever to be diminished
    to the point that the combined armies of the Arab world
    could defeat it, I believe there would be another Holocaust.

    No Arab dictator who could defeat Israel and forebore
    from doing so would survive the continuing frenzy
    for jihad [Islamic holy war against non-Muslims].

    And an Arab military victory over Israel –
    unlike the Israeli victories over the Arabs –
    would not result in a mere occupation or
    even detention of Israeli Jews.

    It would result in a mass slaughter,
    designed to rid Arab holy land of Jewish intruders.

    Most Jews know this, though they rarely speak of it openly.”


    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter epilogue, page 352) published in year 1991,
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

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    Mr. Patrick Condell said:

    “…if the Israelis were to lay down their weapons, they
    would be massacred - men, women and children alike."

    SOURCE: Why I Support Israel
    A YouTube video by Pat Condell, 2014 June 18
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHC8KC5cLs8

    complete transcript of this YouTube video:
    https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/why-i-support-israel-by-pat-condell.html

    MICROBIOGRAPHY:
    Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland
    around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic,
    and educated in Church of England schools. He has no Jewish
    ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews.

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    Who are the Palestinians?

    www.algemeiner.com/2019/02/14/the-invention-of-palestinians/

    https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/06/who-are-palestinians.html

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