The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

Purim, 5766:

Pre-Purim Class,
Rabbi Norbert Weinberg

Pre-Purim Class
(60 minutes; MP3 audio file: 17 MB)

Topics Covered:

  •  First Adar versus Second Adar
  •  Taanis Esther
        in relation to other Fast Days
  •  Shabbat Zachor: Remembering Amalek
  •  The Four Mitzvot of Purim:
        Hearing the Megillah
        Matanot Levyonim (charity)
        Mishloach Manot (gift-giving)
        The Purim Seudah
  •  No Hallel: Purim vs. Chanukah
  •  Public Displays of Mourning
  •  Reading the Megillah
  •  The Seudah (Festive Meal)



Rabbi Weinberg's remarks were delivered on March 8, 2006.