I never knew any of this about Purim Katan, which is today Tuesday until sunset:
Tsadikim say that the light of Purim Katan (the small Purim) is brought upon all those who feel small in the sense that they need a yeshua (salvation); those who feel little because they are lacking in something.
Purim itself is the biggest day of the year to have our prayers answered.
Purim Katan is a big and auspicious day as well.
Rabbi Tsadok of Lublin writes that on the day of Purim Katan, a person can merit to get ‘a new heart’. Meaning that his heart can be purified on this day.
Someone who is not able to see the good in situations, in others…can be granted ‘a good heart’ on the day of Purim Katan.
To receive the light of Purim Katan, we must prepare the proper vessel.
There are some minhagim (customs) that Tsadikim have suggested we do on this special day.
These customs make it so we are blessed with an abundance of blessings.
Seudat Purim Katan
One should make a seuda (meal) in honour of Purim Katan, just as we would do on Purim. It is a mitzvah to make a meal anytime on Tuesday before sunset.
One should also make it a point to drink some wine during the meal.
It should be a meal filled with joy. This meal holds a lot of yeshua (salvation).
Chazal say that Moshe Rabbenu was born on the 7th of Adar Aleph (the first Adar in a leap year) and therefore his Brit Milah was on the 14th of Adar Aleph, which is the day of Purim Katan.
Given that at that time, the Jews in Egypt were forbidden to have children (Pharoah ordered that the newborn Jewish boys be killed) and Moshe was hidden in order to keep him alive, they were not able to celebrate the Brit Milah and make a proper meal – Seudat Brit Milah (a holy meal that holds a lot of yeshua (salvation)).
The Beit Israel of Gur/Ger explains that in a leap year, we make a big seuda on Purim Katan, the 14th of Adar Aleph, in honour of Moshe Rabbenu’s Seudat Brit that he didn’t have.
On this day, Moshe Rabbenu is honour and comes down to be with us.
At this holy time, in the presence of Moshe Rabenu’s holiness, we can ask Hashem for all the things we need and want, and we are bound to see yeshuot (salvations).
Tsadikim also say it is good to say the following chapters in Tehillim during the meal:
22, 39, 62, 77, 100
כ׳ב, ל׳ט, ס׳ב, ע׳ז, ק׳
Then, open our hearts and pray for all our needs.
Rav Mordechai of Nadvorna ztz’l says Purim Katan is a wonderful day and it has a tremendous influence in Shamayim (Heaven).
The Baal HaMaagale Tsedek ztz’l, a student of the Ba’al Shem Tov, states that Purim Katan is also a Yom Tov (a holiday), and it has a great influence in Shamayim.
This day is remembered, and prayers are answered.
All one must do is pray and Yeshuot will come.
Sometimes, the Yeshua takes time, but it will come b’H!
It would be a shame to miss out on such a holy and promising day.