[Avodah] Date of Purim

Liron Kopinsky liron.kopinsky at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 21:27:40 PST 2013

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Allan Engel wrote:

> Does anyone address the issue of why Purim was instituted on the 14th (and
> 15th) of Adar, rather than the 13th, which was the proposed date (via the
> Pur) of the planned destruction, and subsequently the date 'Asher Yishlettu
> HaYehudim BeSon'eihem'?

Maybe if achashveiros had annulled the decree entirely, we would celebrate
the date of vnahafoch hu, but since we were forced to go to battle, we
celebrate the victory, not the battle itself. Maybe akin to the idea of not
saying Shira for kriyat yam sum?

Kol tuv,

Liron Kopinsky
liron.kopinsky at gmail.com
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