Fast of Esther

Fast of Esther
Date: 1887 a Jewish fast day observed the day before Purim in commemoration of a fast proclaimed by Queen Esther

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  • Fast of Esther — The Fast of Esther ( Ta anit Ester , Hebrew תענית אסתר) is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim. This fast was accepted by the Jews for all future… …   Wikipedia

  • Fast of Esther — noun (Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑minor fast day * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fast of Esther — Tanit Esther, fast which is held the day before the Jewish holiday of Purim …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fast of Esther — Judaism. See Taanith Esther. * * * …   Universalium

  • ESTHER, FAST OF — (Heb. תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר, Ta anit Esther), the day before purim on which it is customary to fast (unless that day falls on the Sabbath; see below). The She iltot of R. Aḥa of Shabḥa (eighth century; ed. by S.K. Mirsky, 3 (1964), 222, no. 69) has… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Fast of the Firstborn — Infobox Holiday caption = J. M. W. Turner s depiction of the Plague of the Firstborn ( The Tenth Plague of Egypt , 1802) holiday name = Fast of the firstborn official name = Hebrew: תענית בכורות ( Ta anit B chorot ) or תענית בכורים ( Ta anit B… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Esther — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia

  • SCROLL OF ESTHER — (Heb. מְגִלַּת אֶסְתֵּר, Megillat Ester), the festal scroll of purim , the only one of the Five Scrolls to bear the title megillah as part of its traditional name (see scrolls , the Five). The Scroll of Esther tells the story of the salvation of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ESTHER — (Heb. אֶסְתֵּר), daughter of Abihail, an exile at susa , and heroine of the Book of Esther. The name Esther is probably from Old Persian star (well attested in the later Persian dialects), with the same meaning as English star. She is once called …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther — • Queen of Persia and wife of Assuerus, who is identified with Xerxes (485 465 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Esther     Esther      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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