Thursday, March 21, 2024

did you know

 Did you know?      



       
1) Only מגילת אסתר is referred to as a מגילה
in Chazal (Bavli &Yerushalmi)
The other 4 are never referred to as a מגילה.
 
2) There is a מחלוקת if the מנהג of banging at
המן is for children only (מהרי"ל)
or for adults as well (חכם צבי)
 
3) Some have the מנהג to bang only
where המן is mentioned as.
המן בן המדתא
 
4) המן בן המדתא was not the son of המדתא
 
5) According to the תרגום שני, The 50 אמות
pole, they hanged המן on, came from Noach's תיבה.
 
6) The name of the horse מרדכי rode on,
was שפרגז  (spare gas-super gas- safer gas)
(תרגום שני)
 
7) The טור quotes from one of the גאונים to say תחנון on פורים.
 
8) According to the מגילת תענית, one may not
fast on the 13th of Adar תענית אסתר a day before פורים
 
9)The total words of Megilas Esther are an odd 
number of words. (מ"ב תר"צ ס"ק ט needs explanation) 
 
10) המן & אסתר are both mentioned 55
 times in the מגילה . 
 . (רוקח)

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