Thus, the night is an extention of the previous day. Since the sanctity of the Kohen Gadol is inherited from his father, one would presume that he may defile himself for him even though he is not permitted to defile himself for his mother. One who takes such an attitude is missing the entire significance of Purim and the Megillah. The Jews left Egypt on Thursday, the 15th of Nissan Shabbat 87b. In fact it has a connection to Sukkot, and in the Torah portion concerning the festivals, Chanukah is alluded to immediately after Sukkot.
More effort is made to find gold than silver, why doesn't the wisest of all men preach to seek Torah as one seeks gold? They were concerned that some day historians would read the King's book of records and conclude that credit was due to a Jewish person for saving the King's life. The Ark made by Moshe traveled with the Jewish people when they went to war, and the one made by Betzalel always remained in the Mishkan except in the days of Eli, the High Priest see Devarim 10:1,3, Rashi. Should one of these fall off, the etrog is no longer considered to be beautiful. After a short stay, he informed his host that he was leaving because he could not tolerate the conduct of the people of the city. Why is the mitzvah of sounding the shofar not cited the first time that Rosh Hashanah is mentioned in the Torah? Based on the above, round challot are used on Yom Tov, while oblong challot are used on Shabbat. It was necessary for the animal to possess wisdom so that it would cooperate when used for this kind of difficult spinning. Indeed Hashem could have performed the operation without administering anesthesia.
Therefore many of the Jews lived in the city of Shushan, which was separated from the capital by the Ulai river see Daniel 8:2. Thus, Pesach occurs in Nissan, Pesach Sheini in Iyar, and Shavuot in Sivan. How were the women permitted to offer donations for the Mishkan? See Bamidbar 15:32 Rashi and Targum Yonatan. In reality Aharon did not personally violate any Torah law, and adamantly opposed the worship of the calf see Midrash Rabbah, Vayikra 7:1 , but the thought that death was related in some way to his actions would have hurt him immensely. Another important lesson the Torah is teaching us about tzedakah is the following: One Jew must help the other when he has been blessed with abundant wealth.
According to the Gemara Mo'eid Katan 9a , to honor the occasion they rejoiced and ate festive meals on Yom Kippur. Thanks to this, he had access to the King's palace and was able to overhear the conversation of Bigtan and Teresh, which eventually brought about the downfall of Haman and the miracle of Purim. Esther planned that because of the vacuum they would create by forgoing proper observance of the seder night, Hashem would realize what He would be missing by permitting the annihilation, G-d forbid, of the Jewish people. Letters were also sent warning the Jewish community and instructing them to be prepared. During these seventy days of profound repentance and preparedness to die al kiddush Hashem — in sanctification of Hashem — they merited to rectify their entire lives and were worthy of His salvation.
What is the connection between the last and first words of the Megillah? Since Hashem planned the itinerary and chose the desert route, it was incumbent upon Him to provide the Jewish people with food and water, which are otherwise unavailable in the desert. The Gormu family was expert in the baking of the lechem hapanim, the Avtinus family was talented in preparing the ketoret, etc. The Jewish people are great performers of gemilut chasadim — deeds of kindness — and they continued to donate generously, relying on Moshe's discretion. This is analogous to what the Gemara Gittin 38a says regarding the land of Amon and Moav. What prompts Rashi to say that it was through a dream and not prophetically? If a Chanukah menorah is placed above twenty cubits, it is invalid and it should, preferably, be less than ten handbreadths above the ground ibid. In the natural world, time is based on a seven-day week and all occurrences are controlled by sheva kochavei lechet — the seven orbital planets. Otherwise, the Rashba Responsa 582 states that it is proper to publicize the names of those who give generously for charitable endeavors.
If the allegations against them were found to be untrue, they merited heavenly blessings. You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of an etrog tree. Since Hashem presented the itinerary and chose the desert route, it was incumbent upon Him to provide the Jewish people with food and water, which are otherwise unavailable in the desert. One made from materials created on the third day can become defiled and one made from materials created on the fourth and the fifth cannot become defiled; a vessel made from anything created on the sixth day can become defiled. As children of such a prominent father, you must conduct yourselves in a way befitting your genealogy.
However, since Moshe was apprehensive about the gift the women brought, a crowd of women gathered and waited for Moshe to receive Divine guidance. The willow, which has neither taste nor aroma, represents the Jew who unfortunately lacks both Torah and mitzvot. Datan was a member of Korach's contingent which fought with Moshe for the abolishment of the different status' among the Jewish people. The unification of the four species is an allusion to the fact that all Jews, regardless of their spiritual level or quality, are strongly united together. Hashem, had fallen upon them, and they too now had yirat shamayim — fear of Heaven.
This concept receives greater emphasis when Vayakheil is read and studied as a separate parshah. According to a homiletic interpretation, Hashem is bemoaning the fact that when a person has to limit his spending, instead of reducing personal pleasures, he first reduces his expenditures for Torah and mitzvot. Haman thought as follows: If, for instance he pulled the month of Sivan the third month from the first box and the number 200 from the second box, then something would be wrong, since the 200th day of the year cannot occur in the third month. It is for this reason that the Torah expresses these two laws with the variation in sequence. Since the decree was caused by Haman's allegation that there was disunity among the Jewish people, Mordechai instituted that on Purim we exchange edibles with friends and give gifts to the poor to demonstrate our love for one another. This teaches us that a Jew must always look up to G-d in Heaven with optimism and not look down upon other people.
Many lessons are learned from trees to guide man in his development. But why was it necessary altogether? Many people give charity generously when Hashem showers them with heavenly blessings. With the above-mentioned we can understand why no berachah is made over the mitzvah of mishlo'ach manot — sending portions to one another. Each day a Jew should view himself as having received the Torah on that day, thereby arousing new inner intensity and devotion. On Thursday, birds and fish were created, and vessels made from their bones or skin cannot become defiled. Since they were only motivated by fear of the Jews, why were they converted? Immediate reactions often provoke counter-reaction, which may turn into argument.
Thus, the night is considered an extension of the previous day. The law regarding a mavui is as follows: A crossbeam spanning the entrance to a mavui in order to make it a domain in which one may carry on Shabbat may not be higher than twenty cubits. And Esther spoke again before the King, and fell down at his feet, and wept, and begged him to rescind the evil of Haman the Agagite, and his scheme which he had plotted against the Jews. Why does this pasuk mention only the prohibition of doing any work? The preceding night, however, Agag married a maid who later gave birth to the ancestor of Haman see Megillah 13a. Consequently, it was permissible for Esther to take it since it was no longer considered the property of an Amalakite.