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Esther the Superhero

In honor of Purim … a Classic Reprint from Monique! What little girl doesn’t want to wear a Queen Esther costume for Purim? She’s the paragon of our every dream – the beauty of all Jewish beauties, the savior of … Continue reading

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Purim: A Sudden Reversal

Shabbat Zachor The Shabbat that precedes Purim is called Shabbat Zachor – the Shabbat of Remembrance. For on this Shabbat, there is an added maftir (a different concluding reading) and a different Haftarah reading because we are to recall the Torah command to blot … Continue reading

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Purim: A Sudden Reversal

Parashat Tetzave – Shabbat Zachor What is the connection between this week’s Torah portion and Purim? G-d takes ritual roles very seriously. Parashat Tetzave deals almost exclusively with the Kohanim – the priests. The Torah describes in detail their role … Continue reading

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The Rabbis teach that in messianic times, “when all the other festivals will be abolished, Purim will remain.” (Midrash Mishle 9:2) Why? Why is this strange, party-strewn, hero and villain tale so powerful that it must never disappear? Perhaps the secret … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The Rabbis teach that in messianic times, “when all the other festivals will be abolished, Purim will remain.” (Midrash Mishle 9:2) Why? Why is this strange, party-strewn, hero and villain tale so powerful that it must never disappear? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Esther the Superhero

What little girl doesn’t want to wear a Queen Esther costume for Purim? She’s the paragon of our every dream – the beauty of all Jewish beauties, the savior of the Jewish people, the dutiful niece of great Mordechai … … Continue reading

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