Megillat Esther


Megillat Esther (meh-gee-LAHT es-TER) listen


Example Sentences

  • "So while I was in yeshiva a couple of years ago, I learned Safrut. I began writing a Megillat Esther (the best place to start once you have all the skills and halachot down, as it doesn't contain G-d's name) and finished it a few months later, in December 2018." (source)

  • "We have that beautiful Megila that belonged to your grandfather. You can read from that one on Purim." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מְגִלַּת אֶסְתֵּר 'lit. scroll of Esther'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Megilat Esther, Megillah, Megilah, Megilla, Megila

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