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1. Yakov was not punished for not keeping Kibud Av during the fourteen years that spent at the Beis Medrash of Shem and Ever because learning Torah is greater than Kibud Av. 2. The Pasuk compares the order of the days of Purim to the reading of the Megilah: just as the days of Purim are in order (the fifteenth day can't come before the fourteenth) so too the Megilah must be read in order. 3. Mashiach is due to come in the year after Shemitah. Nevertheless the blessing of redemption is the seventh blessing because the battles that herald the coming of Mashiach will occur in the seventh year of Shemitah.

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Megilah 17 - HALACHA A person may read the Megilah while sitting. However, when the Megilah is read publicly, the reader should preferably stand out of respect for the congregation (Shulchan Aruch OC 690:1) Even during the public Megilah reading, the reader may lean on the Bimah. Since during the public Torah reading the reader may lean (though it is preferable that he stand and not support himself), he may do so during the Megilah reading since this is not as stringent as Torah reading (Mishnah Berurah and Bi'ur Halachah).

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