TTfT 0710 Meseches Megilah begins by telling us that the reading of Megilas Esther could be observed on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, or 15th of Adar. The Mishna explains that large cities that were walled at the time of Yehoshua (student of Moshe) read on the 15th of the month (known as Shushan Purim). more »
TTfT 0713 Our starting statement is found at the bottom of Talmud Megilah 5a: “Rebbi planted a sapling on Purim.” The Talmud wonders how he could have done that, if Purim is described in Megilas Esther 9:19 as a day of Happiness (no eulogies), Feasting (no fasting), and as a Yom Tov (Holiday) which would more »
TTfT 0714. The Talmud tells us that Zevulun felt that he was cheated. At first he saw his portion in Eretz Yisroel was different than the others and thought that he was shortchanged. Until he was informed what his unique resources were.
TTfT 0734. Items that were used for a Mitzvah may be discarded. Items that were used for holiness need to be “hidden”. The following are examples of items used for a mitzvah: Succah, Lulav, Shofar, Tzitzis. The following are examples of items that were used for holiness: The cover of a sefer, Teffilin, Mezuzos, the more »