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Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.
How to find God.
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?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
June 6, 2008
June 3, 2010 11:43 AM
i thought it was hilarious! cant stop laughin!
August 23, 2008 6:53 PM
I have seen this movie 5 times and this part of the movie is the most hilarious of the whole movie which was just a great movie.
July 3, 2008 12:32 AM
Come on, no one thought this was funny? I was laughing my head off!
June 12, 2008 8:04 AM
Easier to deal with what you know than letting go
Because the past is what places us here, now where and who we are. On the other hand there can be a sort of security in the misery of what we know. To let go of that is to cease to blame others for your inner pain.
June 11, 2008 12:16 PM
the Huney in Hun
it's so clear we are conditioned by our past to believe and to act in certain ways. As a therapist it's so very clear that our narratives follow a line and that we each derive our filters, our ways of perceiving from the experiences that shape us, as clearly as clay is shaped at the hand of the potter, at that wheel, that wheal. We are injured in the process. We are poked and prodded and we develop holes. Empathy, compassion, new role models, are ways of counteracting the hatred that builds in some people, creating perceptions that are so often distorted towards others. This little piece from a truly magic movie is so great at pointing this out.
June 11, 2008 6:26 AM
To quote Rebe Nachman we should start fresh all the time the depression and despair is when we delve too much into our past.
June 11, 2008 3:16 AM
Piercing the right spot, the surgery of true love.
First because of the roots we have grown over time severing them can cause a setback or even death/loss/comfort zone depending on how, next, fear of change as they say---nobody is comfortable with change, the faith to embrace change and fear of the unknown as they also say-- better the devil you know than the angel you have no idea of, all the same we need to have faith in what God has said through his word about us-- that it eventually will come to pass and therefore TRUST Him, pray make it possible to TRUST and cry under his shadow in our helplessness. Satan loves to scare until you hit his soft spot and he melts. The show to me describes how self depicts itself in the event of good change or a difference as opposed to selfish change. The bible teaches us that "everything works for good to those who TRUST in Him" NB: EVERYTHING.
June 8, 2008 1:27 PM
because worrying, past, present, and future is instinctive
Worrying about the past is easy and instinctive, because it is often difficult to get over certain events or forgive certain people. It may not always be post-traumatic stress, but perseveration.
Since worrying is instinctive regarding the past, present, and future, we strive to make sure we have that worrying instinct in order to be safe. It''s essentially descended down either from ancestors or parents, which has not yet evolved away from our thinking, even though things today are typically safer.
June 7, 2008 10:26 PM
things are ingrained
we need to deal with the past not brush it aside. growth & striving for bigger things has to be with dealing with the obstacles.
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