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Purim Qaṭan Readings

This is an archive of public readings prepared for Purim Qaṭan, the 14th of Adar alef (only occurring on leap years in the rabbinic Jewish calendar).

During leap years in the rabbinic Jewish calendar, the festival of Purim actually falls on the second month of Adar (otherwise known as Adar bet). In the preceding month (Adar alef), the 14th day is called Purim Qaṭan (“Little Purim”) and the 15th day is Shushan Purim Qaṭan, for which there are no set observances.

A leap year in the Jewish calendar occurs seven times in the 19-year Metonic cycle, namely, in years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 19 of the cycle. This means that a leap month is added every two to three years.

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For public readings selected for Purim (including Megilat Esther), visit here.

For prayers and songs composed for (or relevant to) Purim Qatan, visit here.

For prayers composed for Purim, go here.


💬 מגילת פורים קטן | Megilat Purim Qaṭan, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer