POURIM 5781- RABBINATE OF MARBELLA
RABBINATE OF MARBELLA בס”ד
POURIM 5781 * פוריס תשפ “א
This coming Shabbat 13th February, we begin the month of Adar and according to what is stated in our sacred texts: “When Adar enters, we expand our joy” and with HASHEM’s favour, so be it and let us see the pandemic ב “ה eliminated.
With Pourim approaching, we are pleased to detail for you some laws and obligations pertaining to the holiday:
Thursday 13 Adar * 25 Feb: Fasting from 06’34 H. until 19’37 H. Obligatory for adults, males over 13 years of age and females from twelve years of age. It is customary to initiate minors into the practice of fasting, given the joy of the holiday. There are restrictions on the obligatory nature of fasting, taking into account the condition of the person.
ZEJER LEMAKHASIT HASHEKEL: On the next Shabbat already mentioned, we proceed to the reading in the third Sefer Torah, of the paragraph of the perashah Ki Tisha, which mentions the donation of half a Shekel for every registered male over the age of twenty. Nowadays we maintain the remembrance (Zecher), with the contribution of FIVE EUROS for each male member of the family.
Following the explanations of Marán Rishon LeTsión HaRav OVADIA YOSSEF (עליו השלום), the amount collected should be used for Talmud Torah funds and the acquisition of sacred books for study.
LISTENING TO THE MEGILAH: It is obligatory for adults (women and men) to listen to the Megillah on Thursday night, the 13th of Adar, as well as on Friday the 14th during the day. Full attention must be paid to this reading, in order not to miss a single word of it.
MATANOT LAEVIONIM: Make separate donations to different charitable funds, with a minimum of two (plural expression). Contributions to Community and/or Hebrew Kaddishah funds for this purpose are considered valid.
MISHLOAH MANOT: Sending edible gifts to family and/or friends. (Minimum two).
SEUDAT POURIM: As the Seudah takes place on a Friday, it is held at midday, in order to comply with the corresponding Shabbat dinner.
This Seudah should be accompanied by wine as a sign of joy, but NOT wine with the Seudah. The joy should not make us forget the greatness of the day of Purim, nor its significance.
In the tradition of costumes, we must bear in mind that a man should NOT disguise himself as a woman, nor the other way around, i.e. women dressed in men’s clothing. It is especially important to observe the laws of decency and modesty. צניעות.
With our best of happiness and Health. Prosperous years ahead. תזכו לשנים רבות