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☞   Purim Qatan

This is an archive of prayers and song composed for or relevant to Purim Qatan.

During leap years in the rabbinic Jewish calendar, Purim falls on the second month of Adar (otherwise known as Adar bet). The 14th of the first month of Adar (Adar Alef) is then called Purim Qatan (“Little Purim”) and the 15th is Shushan Purim Qatan, for which there are no set observances.

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For prayers composed for Taanit Esther, go here.

יָהּ, אָנָה אֶמְצָאֶךָּ | Yah, Where shall I find you?, a piyyut by Yehudah haLevi (ca. early 12th c.)

A piyyut that expresses the paradox of a divinity that is both “Beyond” and “Present.” . . .

הִנֵּה שָׁם אֶמְצָאֶךָּ | Where We Can Find Yah, a prayer-poem by Eugene Kohn (1945) inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali (Song Offerings, 1912)

“Where We Can Find God,” a prayer-poem inspired by passages appearing in David Frishman’s Hebrew translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali. . . .

א דוּדעלע (אַיֵּה אֶמְצָאֶךָּ)‏ | A Dudele (Where shall I seek you?), by Rabbi Levi Yitsḥaq of Berditchev (ca. 18th c.)

A profound song invoking divine presence. . . .