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Why is Purim the Holiest Day of the Year?

An eye-opening, in-depth look at the meaning of this often misunderstood holiday.

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Visitor Comments: 4

(3) Anonymous, March 9, 2017 8:50 PM

Wow! Great job, upbeat positive wonderful, good job

Job well done bzbx splice open the main brace!

(2) Anonymous, March 9, 2017 5:14 PM

The source for this?

It would have been nice for the presenter to provide the source: This is Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz's lecture on the Purim miracle and the meaning of Laughter. Rabbi Tatz is a foremost Talmid of Harav Hagaon Moshe Shapiro zatz"l who recently passed away (10 Teves, 5777). His explanations are rooted in the sayings of the Arizal, Rav Dessler, the Maharal M'Prague and Medrash and Talmudic Aggadata. Its ironic, because the Braissa in Pirkei Avos, asks what is the last of the 48 ways to acquire Torah is acknowledge the source - precisely the example given by Mordechai and Esther, in which Esther tells the king Achashverosh, about Mordechai's saving the King's life: and saying something in the name of its speaker. Thus we have learned: One who says something in the name of its speaker brings redemption to the world, as is stated (Esther 2:22), "And Esther told the king in the name of Mordechai." (Chabad.org)

Oliver Anisfeld, March 17, 2017 1:45 AM

We asked Rabbi Tatz and he asked us not to refer to him

We agree! But we spoke to him before we posted this video. He said he did not want us to credit him because he had learned the content from others. Best wishes.

(1) Tovia Gutwein, March 9, 2017 4:08 PM

Wonderful

Wow. Wonderful. Well done clear and concise period I really enjoyed it

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