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Purim Meshulash / פּוּרִים מְשׁוּלָּשׁ

Triple Purim, spanning 3 days in Jerusalem and walled cities ✡️

Purim Meshulash for Hebrew Year 5785 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Purim Meshulash, or the three-fold Purim, is a somewhat rare calendric occurrence that affects how Purim is observed in Jerusalem (and, in theory at least, in other cities that were surrounded by a wall in ancient times). When Shushan Purim (Adar 15) falls on the Sabbath, the holiday is celebrated over a period of three days. The megilla reading and distribution of charity takes place on the Friday (Adar 14), which day is called Purim dePrazos. The Al ha-Nissim prayer is only recited on Sabbath (Adar 15), which is Purim itself. The weekly Torah portion (Tetzaveh or Ki Tissa in regular years, Tzav in leap years) is read as usual, while the Torah portion for Purim is read for maftir, and the haftarah is the same as read the previous Shabbat, Parshat Zachor. On Sunday (Adar 16), called Purim Meshullash, mishloach manot are sent and the festive Purim meal is held.

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Dates for Purim Meshulash

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Purim Meshulash 2005 16 Adar II 5765
Purim Meshulash 2008 16 Adar II 5768
Purim Meshulash 2021 16 Adar 5781
Purim Meshulash 2025 16 Adar 5785
Purim Meshulash 2045 16 Adar 5805
Purim Meshulash 2048 16 Adar 5808


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