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Beyond Knowledge

When we read it today, it seems a straightforward story of what happened. And yet... One intriguing detail which the Sages point out is that the... 
A Woman Called Esther

Esther's preeminent role is highlighted in the very name of the Megillah, the Biblical Scroll which recounts the Purim narrative. It is not called... 
Be Happy ;-)

"Don't get so upset!" "Put a smile on your face." "Sha, sha. Don't cry. Everything will be okay." It's hard to keep track of what the... 
Unfettered By Intellect

The Talmud states that "on Purim we are obligated to drink wine to the point where we do not know the difference between 'Blessed be Mordechai!'... 
When The Stakes Are High

The total triumph of the Jewish people over the evil Haman, which we celebrate on Purim, transforms the entire month - not just the day of Purim... 
The Physical Festival

Each year, on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, we celebrate the festival of Purim. We fulfill the observances of the day as they have been... 
Prioritizing Gifts

Imagine that we had simply written the word, "Purim" and had suggested that people reach back into the recesses of their minds for memories... 
Cosmic Sleep

The turning point in the story of Purim comes with the opening verse of Chapter 6 in the Book of Esther: That night, the king's sleep was disturbed... 

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