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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.
December 22, 2012
December 25, 2013 2:48 AM
We had a bed time discussion about ... death!!WOW! This clip got me laughing!!!
December 25, 2012 10:18 PM
not the end of the story
I saw this episode and later Grandpa explains it better.
December 24, 2012 2:51 PM
Thank you for this video...you made me smile at a subject that is difficult to smile at! This is indeed a tricky subject to discuss with a child, as I have experienced myself all too recently. After losing both my father and my husband w/in the span of almost exactly 3 months...there has not been a whole lot of smiling lately...thank you for bringing some my way! :)
December 24, 2012 3:05 AM
I'm not sure but...
I cannot say what is the correct way, but children should realize that death is not the end. From this clip it sounds like the kid doesn't realize that death doesn't mean that all that's left of us is a body for worms to eat. Rather death is an entranceway into olam haba, a wonderful place. It depends on the child though on how one would approach the topic.
December 24, 2012 1:36 PM
YES - YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CHILD!
AS YOU DO NOT KNOW THE CHILD, HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT WHAT THE FATHER SAID WAS'NT THE RIGHT THING? HE OBVIOUSLY KNOWS HIS SON AND THEREFORE NEW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS TO HIM.
December 24, 2012 11:33 PM
whoa dude take a chill pill. #1- I don't think the guy you were responding to meant what you think. It seems to me that what he meant was that you should always explain to the child the concept of Olam Haba, but the way with which you explain it depends on the child. #2- the kid was that guy's grandson not his son. And #3- you wrote 'new' you should have written 'knew'.
December 26, 2012 11:27 AM
Why should anyone tell a child that a dead person is eaten by worms? As far as Olam Habah is concerned, if a child is brought up properly, the concept of Olam Habah (the World to Come or the Next World) is very natural to him, because he always hears about it and if he doesn't understand and asks " where's that?" you answer very naturaly, "it's the world that we go to after we leave this world". Or," after we die and leave this world". If he asks when that will be, give him a reassuring hug and kiss, smile and say, "not for a very long time". If he loses someone he loved, or even just knew
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