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megillah

Lit. "scroll." Designation of the five scrolls of the Bible (Ruth, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther). The Scroll of Esther is read on Purim from a parchment scroll.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "megillah." (Viewed on November 26, 2014) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/glossary/megillah>.

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