Deeper Themes Purim
by Rabbi Doniel Baron
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
The response to a world filled with anti-Semitism must be pride, not submission.
by Tzvi Nightingale
How did Esther suddenly become the new "It Girl"? It wasn’t just her good looks.
by Debbie Gutfreund
Purim’s message for confronting today’s anti-Semitism.
by Karen Wolfers Rapaport
Queen Esther’s transformation from a passive, quiet young lady to an active, courageous heroine.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
Bond in unity and stand up as proud Jews.
by Miriam Kosman
Purim and the war against meaning.
Persia is today’s Iran, our present day Haman who seeks our destruction.
Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.
by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
When love transcends understanding.
How to find God.
by Orit Esther Riter, Author of the Daily Dose of Emuna
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
by David Fohrman
A startling 6-part series that reveals the profound relevance of Purim.
And the Oscar goes to Mordechai…. and you!
Sometimes one inch can lead to a mile. Purim shows us how.
What is the meaning of laughter?
by Rabbi Daniel Rose
Purim’s focus on remembering reveals the answer.
The marked inactivity of the Purim story’s main characters holds the key to the story.
by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Purim is unfolding again right before our very eyes. How can we go about business as usual?
Startling parallels between ancient Persia and Israel’s predicament today.
by Mark Spiro
Understanding why we get intoxicated on Purim.
by Rabbi Ari Kahn
The deeper meaning behind dressing up in costumes on Purim.
Coincidence is God's way of choosing to remain anonymous.
by Libi Astaire
Why Purim best expressed their loyalty to their Jewish heritage.
Perhaps this is the 'big moment' you were created for.
by Emuna Braverman
Queen Esther shows us how we can all be heroes.
by Rabbi Eytan Feiner
Exploring the Purim/Yom Kippur contrast.
by Janet S. Sunness, M.D.
Fascinating connections between Esther and the biblical figures of Sarah, Joseph and Saul.
by Efim Svirsky
Exploring four central themes of Purim.
by Paysach Freedman
Amalek had a vested interest in attacking the Jewish people, whose very existence proved the existence of God to the world.
by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem
Rising above evil on Purim.
by Rabbi Noson Weisz
Purim changed our relationship to God from being driven by fear to being driven by love.
by Rabbi Boruch Leff
It seems a bit funny, but getting drunk on Purim can be a spiritual experience.
by Yaffa Ganz
Purim is the time of sudden reversal, a time to prepare for the rebuilding of eternal Jerusalem.
L'chaim! What's behind the mitzvah of getting drunk on Purim?
by Shimon Apisdorf
When the Jews attended the king's party, they thought it was all just a "good time". Or was it a slap in the face of Jewish culture and tradition?
Haman picked this day as the best time to plot the destruction of the Jewish people. His calculations left out one crucial thing...
Purim is holier than Yom Kippur? They didn’t teach that in Hebrew school!
by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
Esther was a lonely orphan who developed within herself the unusual qualities of piercing through veils and touching all hearts.
by Rabbi Menachem Weiman
Every Jewish month has its kabbalistic power. "Conquering your enemies" is the opportunity of Adar.
Amalek, the nation that personified evil, insisted that God was absent in the world and everything happened by chance.
by Zelig Pliskin
One Purim, I woke up as a turtle. Now how would you feel if you found yourself transformed into a turtle?
The character of Queen Vashti in the Purim story helps us define what it means to be a hero or a villain.
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