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When Shofar Blowing Impacts Purim

We know that if a city had a wall at the time of Yehoshua Bin Nun the inhabitants read the Megilla on the 15th of Adar and all other cities read on the 14th of Adar.

What is the status of Jericho? Of course there are no practical ramifications because who would want to spend Purim on a turnpike?!!!

But what about the biblical Jericho [when he is called up to the Torah he goes by "Yericho"]. On one hand it was walled in the time of Yehoshua. On the other hand the wall came tumbling down in Yehoshua's time. So when is the reading. Please answer soon. Purim is coming up!!!

what i still don't get is how we have a modern-day yericho at all. see: “Cursed be the man before the Lord, that will re-establish this city, Jericho” (Joshua, 6:26). Our Sages learnt from the wording of the verse that not only was it forbidden to rebuild Jericho, but even a city by another name on the same site or a city elsewhere but bearing the name Jericho (Tosefta, Sanhedrin, chapter 14).

also, i wanted to let you know that i linked this article to my blog, b/c it reminded me of a joke about the walls of yericho. check out: http://hubscubs.blogspot.com/2007/02/who-knocked-down-walls-of-jericho.html

Great point!!

In the L'horos Nasan he discusses it. Also see Tzitz Eliezer [vol. 10 1/12]. The basic answer is that once it is built it is permitted to be built a second time. The first time it was built by Goyim - ע"ש

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