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Chapter 141:16
Laws of the Megillah

16. [The following is the law] when a person who has already fulfilled his obligation to hear the Megillah, reads the Megillah again for a colleague who has not fulfilled his obligation: If the later is able to recite the blessings preceding the Megillah on his own, he should do so. If, however, one is reading for a woman, it is preferable that the reader [alter the text of the blessing and] recites: "...asher kid'shonu b'mitzvosov v'tzivonu lishmo'ah Megillah" (1) (ending the blessing with "...commanded hear the Megillah" rather than "to read the Megillah") (2).


(1) Some say "lishmo'ah MIKRAH Megillah" (Mishna Berura 689:8).

(2) This is because a woman might be obligated only to hear the Megillah, but not to read it (Mishna Berurah 689:7). If a woman has nobody to read for her, she should read it for herself from a kosher Megillah, but should still end the blessing preceding the Megillah with ".,,Li'shmoah mikrah Megillah" ("to hear the Megillah") (Ibid. 689:8).


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