Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates
The agony of not knowing.
How to find God.
A chilling Malaysia Air Flight 370 story.
Mahmoud Abbas and Iran show their true colors this week.
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.
Three keys to peering into the soul of the person you’re dating.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
Read each word carefully... and all its secrets will be within your grasp.
Is God needed to create the universe?
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.
Are you surprised to hear an Academy Award winning actor thank God so publicly?
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Purim and your unique role in life.
The only failure is not trying.
March 13, 2011
February 21, 2013 5:02 PM
A small detail about Mordechai
Est 2:7 tells us Hadassah was the daughter of Mordechai's uncle, making her his cousin, not his uncle. Great study brother!
February 19, 2013 7:31 PM
Was drawn to this experience today through a dear friend and her email....simply a verse from Book of Esther. As I read the verse, I quested for reading the Book of Esther... which reminded me of Hamentashen and Purim, Finding this website, opens a recommitment of faith for me. and fresh understanding.
March 23, 2011 5:11 PM
Good history, well organized and easy listening. Thank you for a very clear "Crash Course on Purim."
March 20, 2011 8:29 PM
Another not-so-accurate fact
Taanis Esther, the fast of Esther, wasn't a fast the Jews called before battle. It was a fast of repentance, of Teshuva, to help overturn Haman's decree. The Jews fasted before Esther went into the King's palace, not before doing battle.
February 23, 2014 3:00 AM
Actually many people make that mistake. The fast of esther is exactly what he said. Fast before going to war
March 20, 2011 7:16 PM
Behind the masked reality
Wonderful! Especially, "behind the masked reality is a loving, caring Gd." Blessings for a joyous, uplifting Purim.
March 20, 2011 4:33 PM
March 20, 2011 4:22 PM
Study Kabbalah and learn what really Purim is it all about
What is being told here, is maybe 1% of the reall story.
March 20, 2011 4:13 PM
Thank you so much for the story of Purim, it was wonderful to hear it again told so clearly and true. G_d bless Israel and her people
March 20, 2011 3:26 PM
Wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this. Praying for the peace of Jerusalem.
March 20, 2011 2:19 PM
Happy Purim my Jewish friends.. celebrate your freedom, your love for God.
March 19, 2011 9:54 PM
PURIM IN A NUTSHELL
Beautifully done, clear, enjoyable, and right on target. No important happening or message was missing.
March 19, 2011 9:22 PM
Just one thing...
One thing was not completely correct. There was prophecy into the second temple period. We may not have had it in Persia since it only worked in Israel. However, the time of prophecy was not over until many years after the Purim Story.
March 18, 2011 4:05 PM
God with Us
Wonderfull, God bless you, God is with you and no nation can stand against you in battle...
I wish the People of Israel and the Jews everywhere in the world a Happy Purim.
March 18, 2011 2:04 PM
Thank you for a beautiful, inspirational, and informative recap of Purim. Wonderful! Incredible... will pass this on to my family and especially my daughter to share with her children!
March 18, 2011 9:59 AM
Thanks for the informations, very interesting.
God bless Israel and Jerusalem
March 17, 2011 5:01 AM
Thanks so much! Beautiful!
March 17, 2011 12:37 AM
It's was amazing!!!!!!!!
March 16, 2011 1:46 AM
Thank you very much for making this available. I agree with other comments.
March 15, 2011 3:49 AM
That was great!!
March 14, 2011 1:25 AM
So Wonderful, So Informative!!! Thank You Rabbi Goldhar
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.