Fast of Esther

Must-Know Purim Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for this raucous holiday

Jewish Minor Fasts 101

The four minor fast days are not as restrictive as Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av.

The Fast of Esther

The fast that precedes the holiday of Purim.

The Fast of Esther: A Minor Fast Day

The joy of Purim is preceded by solemnity.