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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.
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.
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.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.
This Purim express your love for one another with delicious, life-enhancing cuisine.
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.
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.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
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.
How to find God.
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.
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.
January 31, 2010
How can we teach children good character traits?
April 28, 2011 4:28 PM
Big and little things
It's a beautiful story. I do believe that almost anyone we know would have been willing to do the same thing. The question about teaching good character traits applies more to the little things in our daily lives, not these one time big events.
February 7, 2010 6:56 AM
Rigidity and Character Traits
It is firstly ridiculous that these people could not think outside of the box and count the home-run. But because of this rigidity it brought some amazing character traits in those girls.
February 4, 2010 6:59 AM
Hine ma tov uma na'im
shevet achim gam yachad
see how good and pleasant it is
for brothers to dwell together
February 4, 2010 1:57 AM
I am very touched by reading this story, it should be required reading in all schools!!!!
February 3, 2010 1:20 PM
The real thing.
February 1, 2010 7:17 PM
wow. that was beautiful. first to see Sara who was soo determined to rightfully and honestly get her run, then the two special girls who carried her around the bases.
How do you teach your kids good character traits? by example!
when children see their parents doing or admiring acts of integrity, when children see their role models' priorities, what they value and who they look up to, it teaches them more then all the lessons they actually verbally teach them.
February 1, 2010 7:13 PM
A beautiful caring act.
The Central Washington Players and team should be proud of their actions. They showed what compassion is all about. Mallory Holtman and her teamates will always have good memories of that one game out of all they have played. Yashar Koach to them and their coach.
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What do you love about Israel?
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
Get in the Purim mood with this fun music video celebrating miracles.