Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 141:8
Laws of the Megillah

8. It is forbidden to read the Megillah at night before the appearance of three stars ("Tzeis HaKochavim"), even though one is suffering great discomfort due to the fast [of Esther]. However, one may consume a little (1) before the Megillah reading, such as coffee and similar beverages, in order to strengthen oneself from the exhaustion of the fast.

FOOTNOTES:

(1) One may eat the volume of a "k'beitzah" (lit: "like an egg") of bread and cake, or liquid in the same quantity (Mishna Berura 692:14). Opinions as to the size of a "k'beitzah" range from 86.23 ml to 100 ml. In more concrete terms, a "k'beitzah" is two thirds of a slice of white bread or three quarters of a square matzah (Halachos of K'zayis by Rabbi Y. Bodner).

 

Back Paragraphs 6-7 Table of Contents Paragraph 9 Next 

 

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2004 Torah.org

 


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

What a Deal!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Go the Distance!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

Language Barrier
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Great In His Own Times
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein - 5768

Compounded Interest
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

Free Gifts for People Who Find Favor
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Unity and Conformity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Join the Voices in the Ark
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

When the Illegitimate Becomes Legitimate
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

ArtScroll

Investing in the Land
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Priorities Define A Person
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

The Miracle of Free Will
Rabbi Elly Broch - 5765

> The Shame Of Cham
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

Understanding the Faith of Noach
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky - 5763

People In Stone Houses Shouldn
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Three Philosophies at Bavel
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information