or Ta·a·nit Es·ther, Ta·a·nis Es·ther
[tah-nit es-ter, -nis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-ah-neet es-ter; Ashkenazic Hebrew tah-ah-nis es-tuh r]
- a Jewish fast day observed on the 13th day of the month of Adar in memory of Esther's fast of three days before petitioning her husband, King Ahasuerus of Persia, to spare the Jews from destruction by Haman.
Origin of Taanith Esther
From the Hebrew word taʿanīth estēr fast of Esther
Also called Fast of Esther.
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