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ESTHER, FAST OF

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  • ESTHER, FAST OF — (Heb. תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר, Ta anit Esther), the day before purim on which it is customary to fast (unless that day falls on the Sabbath; see below). The She iltot of R. Aḥa of Shabḥa (eighth century; ed. by S.K. Mirsky, 3 (1964), 222, no. 69) has… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Fast of Esther — noun (Judaism) a minor fast day on Adar 13 commemorates three days that Esther fasted before approaching the Persian king on behalf of the Jewish people; the fast is connected with Purim • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑minor fast day * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fast of Esther — Tanit Esther, fast which is held the day before the Jewish holiday of Purim …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ESTHER — (Heb. אֶסְתֵּר), daughter of Abihail, an exile at susa , and heroine of the Book of Esther. The name Esther is probably from Old Persian star (well attested in the later Persian dialects), with the same meaning as English star. She is once called …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther Mujawayo — bei einer Lesung in Düsseldorf Esther Mujawayo (* 10. September 1958 in Taba Gitarama, Ruanda) ist Soziologin, Traumatherapeutin und Autorin aus Ruanda. Sie ist Mitgründerin von AVEGA (Association des Veuves du Genocide d Avril), der Assoziation… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Esther Ofarim — (1966) Esther Ofarim (hebräisch ‏אסתר עופרים‎, gebürtig Esther Zaied; * 13. Juni 1941 in Safed, Galiläa) ist eine israelische Schauspielerin und Sängerin. Ofarim trat zunächst als Solokünstleri …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Esther — • Queen of Persia and wife of Assuerus, who is identified with Xerxes (485 465 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Esther     Esther      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Esther in rabbinic literature — Esther in rabbinic literature.FamilyA foundling or an orphan, her father dying before her birth, her mother at her birth, Esther was reared in the house of Mordecai, her first cousin, to whom, according to some accounts, she was even married (the …   Wikipedia

  • Esther von Krosigk — (eigentlich Esther Katharina von Krosigk, * 14. Mai 1964 in Hamburg) ist eine deutsche Journalistin, Schriftstellerin und Herausgeberin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 1.1 Jugend 1.2 Tätigkeit als Autorin und Verlege …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Esther's Follies — is a modern day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. The group is named after actress Esther Williams. [ cite web|url=http://www.esthersfollies.com/history.html |title=Meet the Cast |accessdate=2008 06 06 ] Acts… …   Wikipedia

  • Fast of Esther — The Fast of Esther ( Ta anit Ester , Hebrew תענית אסתר) is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim. This fast was accepted by the Jews for all future… …   Wikipedia

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