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  • n  (Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account
    he insisted on giving us the whole megillah
  • n  (Judaism) the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther; traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate Purim

  • But who invented stars, I pray, And got the whole megillah moving? Stephen Wilson Gardena, Calif.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    March 19, 2014 - The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
  • 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
    March 19, 2014 - Rancho Santa Fe Review
  • 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.
    March 17, 2014 - Pocono Record

  • Itzik Manger in Ha'aretz
    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.

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