Taanis Esther classes

Everything you always wanted to know about Taanis Esther. Do we fast because Esther fasted? Not so fast! The answer is a little bit more complicated. This class provides inspiration for the fast and Purim as well. (some thoughts).
NOTE: There is an error in this class. I say that there is no source for the idea that Ta'anis Esther is called Esther's fast because she alone fasted. Well it's been brought to my attention that the Rebbe says exactly that in Lkutei Sichos vol. 6 page 372. Sorry. Otherwise enjoy the class. Rabbi Y. Paltiel.

A short thought about the fact that the fast was pushed up (to 11 ADAR) as we can't fast on Shabbos.

(5777/ 2017)
A thought. Every Ratzui (Yom Kippur) needs a Shov (eating Erev Yom Kippur; and every Shuv (Purim) needs a Ratzo (fasting Ta'anis Esther).

(5780/ 2020)
Taanis Esther Ratzoi Purim Shov (like Yom Kippur in reverse).


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