Friday, August 18, 2017
Purim energizes us to unearth the boundless joy in the world and let it power our lives, breaking down any walls that threaten to stand in our way.
An order of nuns and a British Jewish scribe collaborated to restore an ancient megillah of the Book of Esther.
The festival of Purim will be observed this week, with a series of main mitzvot (commandments). And in true Jewish fashion, two of those deal with food.
On Purim, can we really blot out the memory of an evil like Haman, who threatened our very existence, with a noisemaker?
Purim is celebrated this week, which means it’s time for delicious hamantaschen.
The names of Jewish holidays are usually straightforward, pointing to the central symbol or theme of the festival. But what is the name “Purim” all about?
The next time you enter a shul, think about the fact that you're standing in a place that houses the holy Torah scrolls, a place where G-d is present.
Where, you may ask, does such an approach come from? How can we develop such a sensitivity to others?
There are moments in life when we question why we are putting in so much effort to care for someone else.
If we want our child to marry someone who will place importance on Jewish heritage, then we need to instill that value.


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