Purim

The Trap of Wanting It All

Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.

Mordechai, Reincarnation & Jewish Pride

The response to a world filled with anti-Semitism must be pride, not submission.

The Secret to Esther’s Beauty

How did Esther suddenly become the new "It Girl"? It wasn’t just her good looks.

Unmasking Our Jewish Identity

Purim’s message for confronting today’s anti-Semitism.

Queen Esther Finds Her Voice

Queen Esther’s transformation from a passive, quiet young lady to an active, courageous heroine.

Purim Teaches Us How to Respond to Anti-Semitism

Bond in unity and stand up as proud Jews.

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

Purim Then, Iran Today

Persia is today’s Iran, our present day Haman who seeks our destruction.

For This Moment

Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.

Drinking on Purim

When love transcends understanding.

Analyzing Purim’s Main Characters

There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.

12 Years a Slave & Esther

Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.

The Hidden Story of Queen Esther: A Video Series

A startling 6-part series that reveals the profound relevance of Purim.

Best Supporting Actor

And the Oscar goes to Mordechai…. and you!

Every Inch Counts

Sometimes one inch can lead to a mile. Purim shows us how.

Purim & the Last Laugh

What is the meaning of laughter?

Where Is God?

Purim’s focus on remembering reveals the answer.

Purim’s Non-Heroes

The marked inactivity of the Purim story’s main characters holds the key to the story.

Purim’s Wakeup Call

Purim is unfolding again right before our very eyes. How can we go about business as usual?

Purim and Iran

Startling parallels between ancient Persia and Israel’s predicament today.

It’s All Good

Understanding why we get intoxicated on Purim.

Purim and the Masks We Wear

The deeper meaning behind dressing up in costumes on Purim.

Modern Miracles

Coincidence is God's way of choosing to remain anonymous.

Purim and Spain's Hidden Jews

Why Purim best expressed their loyalty to their Jewish heritage.

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Perhaps this is the 'big moment' you were created for.

Today's Hero

Queen Esther shows us how we can all be heroes.

The Two Sides of the Purim Mask

Exploring the Purim/Yom Kippur contrast.

Esther's Echo to the Past

Fascinating connections between Esther and the biblical figures of Sarah, Joseph and Saul.

Purim: Serious Joy

Exploring four central themes of Purim.

Remembering Amalek

Amalek had a vested interest in attacking the Jewish people, whose very existence proved the existence of God to the world.

The Doubting Heart

Purim changed our relationship to God from being driven by fear to being driven by love.

Becoming a Holy Drunk

It seems a bit funny, but getting drunk on Purim can be a spiritual experience.

From Shushan to Jerusalem

Purim is the time of sudden reversal, a time to prepare for the rebuilding of eternal Jerusalem.

Drink 'Till You...

L'chaim! What's behind the mitzvah of getting drunk on Purim?

Discovering Jewish Identity

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?

Seventh of Adar

Haman picked this day as the best time to plot the destruction of the Jewish people. His calculations left out one crucial thing...

Purim Vs. Yom Kippur

Purim is holier than Yom Kippur? They didn’t teach that in Hebrew school!

Esther's Hidden Strength

Esther was a lonely orphan who developed within herself the unusual qualities of piercing through veils and touching all hearts.

Mystical Insights of Adar

Every Jewish month has its kabbalistic power. "Conquering your enemies" is the opportunity of Adar.

Haman: Heir to Amalek

Amalek, the nation that personified evil, insisted that God was absent in the world and everything happened by chance.

Purim Metamorphosis: A Fable

One Purim, I woke up as a turtle. Now how would you feel if you found yourself transformed into a turtle?

The Villainy of Vashti

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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