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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
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.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
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.
July 12, 2008
July 19, 2008 9:25 PM
Serve your family, your neighbor, your
brethren,your nation, the stranger in your land and above all serve G-d!
He will reveal your hidden talents in
the many ways that you serve Him and
others. He has given you these "hidden"
talents, but you must develope them as
you serve. Get started!
July 17, 2008 2:27 PM
To, Walter Brown and the rest out there!
There's no such thing as 'missed' G-D's calling forever, as long as you're alive, there's always hope. In Judaism we believe that our chance isn't over until we are. Look out for some ways you can hear and follow G-D's messages now and it will surely enhance your life. There are many ways you can acquire and learn more about what G-D's telling us. You can check it online by many very wonderful sites as this, or something like Hineni, Gateways and more. A good suggestion is to read books that will show you as how to go about growing at every possible opportunity. So go for it, no if, buts, and when's, life goes too fast for that. We're all able to do it, sometime, somehow, just look out for the tools available out there to help you reach your goals.
And while you're at it, don't forget to smile, cause even if you feel no reason to smile, if you do, G-D will give you every reason to!!
Good luck and best of wishes!!
July 17, 2008 5:25 AM
success comes in cans not cants always have belief and faith in Hashem
July 16, 2008 8:19 AM
We are His incredible children.
You need not think of anything...we are His incredible children, bought, died for, redeemed and made victors!
Isn't is INCREDIBLY AMAZING!
July 15, 2008 6:44 PM
ALL I CAN DO
WE CAN DO EVERYTHING WITH GOD. THANKS GOD FOR YOUR WORD
July 15, 2008 2:02 PM
we are all MR.INCREDIBLE!!!WITH GD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!DOESN'T MATTER WHAT AGE or WHAT SHAPE YOUR IN!
July 15, 2008 1:40 PM
I believe that I have missed God's callin on my life.
What and where do I go from here?
July 15, 2008 12:28 PM
Our Gifts, Our Desire, Our Vision
In each of us, no matter what walks of life we are in, I trully believe we have gifts given to us by G-d. The blueprint of what each of us were created for. The problem is, we may know the desire we have, but we can't envision us actually living it out. This can breed alot of frustration and leave us feeling quite unfulfilled in life. This movie depicts that, we need to just GO FOR IT !!! If we have a desire to paint a picture, buy paint and go for it. It doesn't really matter if you are a Rembrant or not, it matters that you did it. It was your creation, your vision, thus leading to a fulfillment you made of the desire to paint. Judaism teaches that man is co-creators with G-d.There may be alot of genious's out there waiting to make their debut. If you feel like it failed at first, don't give up!!! Ask Thomas Edison, he could tell you, failure only illuminates to further correct knowledge.(no pun intended)
July 15, 2008 10:53 AM
True strength comes from wanting the best for other,
When one is young it's mostly all about themselves and how they can conquer the world. but, as one matures and gains responsiblity they should work on conquering their fears, their inner demons of selfishness as they work to make the world better for those they love. Wanting the best for others will drive a person to realize that with GOD they can defeat the giants in their live. As one grows in strength GOD reminds them daily that middle age and old age are only devilish words from satan himself meant to hold you back with a defeatist attitude.
July 15, 2008 9:01 AM
And he did it all without steroids!
July 14, 2008 4:55 PM
Where did my dreams go?
Sometimes you feel yourself old and unwanted, thinking there were times when you did better. Well, what are you waiting for? Shape up, it's never to late!
July 14, 2008 4:37 PM
To Yaacov Then it is up to us to fight back [figuratively speaking!], that's the way G-d wants us to develop our spiritual muscles here, it's a tightrope walk to be sure but it's worth it in the end ..
July 14, 2008 1:30 PM
Sometimes we do access our "hidden talents" but there are other people around that because they feel threaten or simply jalous we are not allowed to bring out those "hidden talents" and every body around suffers
July 13, 2008 2:26 AM
you have to search for your hidden talents and see if you could find them, because everyone has them hidden somewhere deep inside.
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