Received by email, has been on other blogs as well:
Reb Mendel M'Riminov said that saying Parshas Ha'monn (Shneyim Mikroh V'Echod Targum) on Tuesday Parshas B'Shalach, is a Segulah for Parnasah (Which is today, Tuesday Jan. 30. This is a special prayer that is supposed to help one get a good living financially.Why specifically this week, and why specifically on Tuesday? Avoiding the obvious answers, I think the answer is patently obvious. Today is not just January 30th. It is also Shevat 11. Thirty days from now it will be 11 Adar, which will also (this year, for various reasons) be Taanit Esther.
And not only that, as the first Mishna records (though not halachic practice nowadays), the Megillah is sometimes read on 11 Adar.
We also know that 30 days before the chag we are shoalin vedorshin in the laws of the Chag. This is true by Pesach.
Similarly, by Purim, we need to start preparing 30 days before. And what better way than to read Parshat Haman!
In a related trivia note, which publisher of a Talmud translation mistakenly attributed the three meals on Shabbat to the three meals of Haman?