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Megillah

Megillah a book of the Hebrew scriptures (the Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther) appointed to be read on certain Jewish notable days, especially the Book of Esther, read at the festival of Purim.
the whole megillah an informal expression for something in its entirety, especially a complicated set of arrangements or a long-winded story. The phrase, which represents Yiddish a gantse megile, alludes to the length of the Megillah.

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Megillah

Megillah (Heb., ‘scroll’). Each of the ‘five scrolls’ in the Hebrew Bible. The books of Ruth, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther are all referred to as ‘megillot’ (pl.), but later, Megillah came to refer to Esther alone. The term also refers to the tenth tractate in the Order Moʿed in the Mishnah.

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