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
us...to 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).
Halacha-Yomi, Copyright © 2004 Torah.org
BEREISHIS AND SUKKOS:
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767
Putting the Squeeze on Sin
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764
Reb Yosef Asher's Tune
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760
A Mate, not a Maid!
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756
My Succah Decorations
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772
The Source of Our Blessings
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763
Who was Moshe Rabbeinu?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5759
The Choas of Creation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774
Where are You?
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762
And What a Beginning it Was!
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761
Human Separation and Value
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762
Sweat, Tears, Toil
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774
A Reality Check
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766
An Enlightening Insight Into The Meaning of Gadol and Katan
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765
Thinking Inside the Box
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767
It Was a Misunderstanding...
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759