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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.
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How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
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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.
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Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
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You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
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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 9, 2012
December 19, 2012 3:36 AM
My husband ztl Rabbi Joseph H. Feinstein wrote
this show in the 1970's when we lived in Los Angeles.
Baruch Hashem for many years this show has been
replayed and is still shown. The concluding lines
of this show brings forth the similarities of the Jewish
people and the Black being both having been slaves
and the desire to work together and understand each
I am still very proud when my children, grandchildren
see this video. The humor of being a Jew came
through with pride and joy.
December 16, 2012 7:45 PM
Being Jewish in the diaspora
The experience of "other" touches us deeply. Explore this and more in my short awArd-winning book, There's Jews in Texas?"
December 14, 2012 8:56 PM
This is what we need more of in the world. LAUGHTER.
December 11, 2012 11:35 PM
They would have to sign up for a crash course in jewish words and use them asap.Goy and shiksa would be at the top of the list.They would also have to be a victim of anti semitic diatribes to understand what jews have endured for centuries.Not until those conditions have been met can they be officially known as jews.Shalom.
December 12, 2012 7:00 PM
I am proud of being Jewish
I only discovered that I was Jewish when I was twelve years old and a girl at school told me that she wasn't allowed to associate with me any more (I thought she was my best friend) because I was "a little Yid". I had never heard such a word before and I had no idea what it meant. When I asked my mother, who was of-course, furious, she told me that her parents were Jewish, although totally non observant. She then swore me to secrecy !! Well, naturally as soon as I got to school the next day I told another older Jewish friend who explained a lot to me and had in fact, known all along who my mother was, as her mother had been at school with my mother.Why the secrecy? The reasons are many. Make no mistake Mark Miller, I have been called a good many other names too since then and you know what ? It makes me laugh. I am a Catholic, since converting to R.C.many years ago and have been roundly insulted on a good few occasions for my catholicism as well. I would and do, describe myself as a Roman Catholic Jew and I am proud to be both. How would I behave faced with a pogrom ? I have agonised over that many times and I suppose one never really knows how one would act in a given situation, until faced with the dreadful reality. I hope I would do the right thing, the decent & honourable thing. But I still identify very deeply with my Jewishness and I am glad of it. Shalom.
December 31, 2012 9:18 AM
Recently everyone's skin has become a little too thick At one time not so long ago We could laugh at each other Jews Irish Polish black white Italians Our Good natured humor Has Been erased By the politically correct police What a shame
December 11, 2012 6:59 PM
Same thing happened to me at age 60!
When I found out that my Grandparents were Jewish based on ship's logs from Ellis Island data bases, I thought "I knew I was Jewish!" I felt fulfilled and it felt like a missing piece was found! I love being Jewish despite the fact that I am not a practicing Jew. I do like the candles at (nearly) the prescribed times as "my people"!
December 11, 2012 6:20 PM
love this clip
I like fred have found out that our family has jewish roots i am very happy to know that i consider it a blessing. We the true christians here in america stand with our jewish brothers and sisters in your times of hardship we love and pray for you everyday
December 11, 2012 5:47 PM
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