megillah megillah

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account
  2. (n) (Judaism) the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther; traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate Purim

Usage(s):

  • You get to do really great work, you really get to focus on the work, and all this megillah that goes on around it is gone.

News

  1. We can stop violence against women and girls today

    Last weekend, as I listened to the reading of the Purim Megillah, I was struck by its theme of reversals: The pompous king who decrees that men should have authority in their homes ends up taking orders from his wife; the villain Haman is hanged on the very gallows he erected for the hero Mordecai.
    on March 20, 2014     Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

  2. Purim at the Woodward Center

    The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF celebrated Purim with neighbors and friends — shtetl-style — on March 16 at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in RSF. The event featured ponies, goats, sheep, a Megillah reading, hamantashen, crafts and buffet lunch. Photos/ Jon Clark
    on March 20, 2014     Source: Rancho Santa Fe Review

  3. Temple Israel celebrates Purim with frivolity

    Above: An animated Rabbi Baruch Melman reads from the Megillah during the Purim celebration at Temple Israel in Stroudsburg. Members are encouraged to dress up and participate with booing and noise-making whenever the name Haman is mentioned.
    on March 17, 2014     Source: Pocono Record

Quotes

  • Manger wrote for Fastrigose some of the loveliest and saddest poems in the "Songs of the Megillah," Zeltzer set them to music, and Mike Burstyn sang them impeccably in the first production in 1965.
    on May 6, 2010 By: Itzik Manger Source: Ha'aretz

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