News Brief 3/7/2012, Adar 13, 5772
Fast of Esther Ends at 6:04 PM in Israel
The Fast of Esther will end in Israel at 6:04 PM. The fast commemorates the fast Queen Esther assumed during the events of Purim before she met with King Ahasuerus. The fast lasts from sunrise to sundown on Wednesday. Those living in walled cities such as Jerusalem also observe Wednesday as a fast day despite the actual Purim holiday being pushed of until Friday.