[Avodah] Date of Purim

harchinam harchinam at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 21:55:35 PST 2013

I'm not positive that I understand your question. It says right in the
megillah that the Jews fought on the 13th [14th in walled cities] and
rested the day after the battle. We are not celebrating the fighting, but
the fact that the Jews had wiped out their enemies [for the moment]. It
seems from what I have read in commentary on the Megillah that feasting
after a battle [won] was a common thing in ancient times.

*** Harchinam

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Allan Engel <allan.engel at gmail.com> 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'?
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