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Purim Schedule and Details

Mar 10th, 2014 by nzakon | 0

If you have not yet RSVP’d for the Purim Celebration please do so today! Please be in touch with Rabbi Zakon to give out money to needy  on your behalf on Purim.

Purim Schedule and Laws

Thursday March 13 -The fast of Esther

Fast begins 6:27 A.M.

If you plan on eating in the morning before the fast you should stipulate so before going to bed Wednesday evening. If you are unsure as to whether you should fast please speak to Rabbi Zakon

Mincha 5:45 P.M.

Fast ends 8:18 P.M.

There is a obligation to hear the Torah reading about Amalek.

Special Torah reading  Shabbos March 15 10:45 A.M. and 11:45 A.M.

There are four special Mitzvos for Purim

1. To hear the Megilla reading Purim evening and morning.

2. To give a meal or the monetary value of a meal to two different poor people.(Minimum of $10 per poor person.) The obligation to give to the poor is for each man or women above the age of Bar/Bat mitzva separately. Rabbi Zakon is collecting money that will be distributed to the poor locally and in Israel on Purim. Please give the money to Rabbi Zakon before Purim.

3. To give a gift of two prepared foods to at least one person during the daytime of Purim. Maimonides writes that it is more important to give money to the poor than to spend money on anything else on Purim! Please be generous with our brethren in need.  Please be in touch with Rabbi Zakon for him to give money to the needy on your behalf on Purim.

4. To have a festive meal during the day of Purim. Please join us for the DATA of Plano Purim Seuda-celebration. To rsvp email While we hope to have some wine at the Seuda if you like a particular wine or form of spirit it is best to BYOB. (and maybe enough to share!)

Purim Schedule

Saturday evening March 15

Maariv 8:45 P.M.

Megilla Reading #1 9:00 P.M.

Megilla Reading #2 10:00 P.M.

Please do not bring children to the reading if they are too young to sit quietly through the whole reading.

Sunday March 16

Shachris 8:00 A.M.

Megilla Reading #1 8:45 A.M.

Father-Son Torah Study 9:30 A.M.

Megilla Reading #2 10:15 A.M.

Communal visit to the Legacy 11:30 A.M.

Festive Family Purim Celebration 5:30 P.M.

Please rsvp to for the Purim Celebration!

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