Purim 5780/2020

Taanis Esther (Fast of Esther): Monday, March 9, 2020

  • Fast Starts – 6:32 AM
  • Fast Ends – 8:07 PM (Under normal circumstances one must wait until after the megillah reading before breaking fast.)
  • Shacharis – 6:25 AM
  • Mincha – 6:15 PM (Machatzis HaShekel is given before Mincha in shul.)

Purim Night

  • Maariv followed by Megillas Esther – 8:05 PM
  • Second Megillah reading – 9:30 PM (at home of Michoel & Yael Bodenheimer, 17909 Carrollwood Dr., approximately 30 mins after conclusion of shul Maariv)

Purim Day: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • Shacharis – 6:40 AM
  • Megillas Esther – 7:15 AM
  • Mincha – 4:30 PM
  • Purim Seudah in shul for those who signed up – 6:00 PM
  • Maariv – 8:00 PM

Remember the four mitzvos of Purim day:

  • Matanos L’Evyonim: Charity is sent to at least two different needy people (Money may be given to the rabbi for distribution on Purim)
  • Mishloach Manos: Each Jew over the age of bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah must send two different, ready made foods to at least one friend
  • Seudas Purim: Toward evening, a festive meal called Seudas Purim is held, often with wine as the prominent beverage
  • Megillas Esther: Each Jew over the age of bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah must hear Megillas Esther read at night and during the day

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