Laws of the Megillah
3. The fourteenth of Adar is Purim (for those dwelling in un-walled cities
(see Law 23) (1). If Purim falls on Sunday, the Fast [of Esther] should be
held on the previous Thursday. If a circumcision is celebrated that day
(Thursday), the meal should be held at night, but the "Sandik" (2) and the
father of the child may eat during the day (3). They do not have to
[compensate by] fasting on Friday. In contrast, a person who forgot and ate
[when the Fast of Esther is held on Thursday] should fast on Friday.
(1) Cities which were walled at the time of Joshua (who led the Israelites
into the Land of Israel), celebrate Purim on the fifteenth of Adar.
(2) The one who holds the baby during the circumcision.
(3) According to the Mishna Berura, the mother of the baby and the "Mohel"
(the one performing the circumcision) are also permitted to eat during the
day (Sha'ar Hatzion 686:15).
Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2004 Torah.org
DEVARIM AND THE THREE WEEKS:
A Gift to Claim
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756
Because of Us, not Through Us
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5770
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5772
It's Not What You Want - But How You Ask
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759
No Empty Matter
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761
Review, Review, Review!
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770
The Secret to Rebuke
Shlomo Katz - 5772
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5774
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761
You Gotta Believe
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5765
To See or Not to See - That is the Question
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5762
Rebuilding the Temple
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5768
Choosing a Vision
Parshas Devarim - Eichah?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758
The Speech That Never Ends
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764