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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
January 10, 2009
November 18, 2012 4:34 AM
Resistance to Occupation
When you occupy a people do you really expect that they won't resist by any means they have available. Can you imagine a reversal of roles?
February 1, 2012 5:23 AM
When did Hamas not not fire rockets?
What is the longest period when Hamas has not fired a rocket? Have they ever gone a month without a rocket? Perhaps they need "Rockets Anonymous".
July 16, 2010 7:04 AM
#14 - Great Golda Quote
Meir's quote is the most dispicable, obnoxious use of language ever. "We can forgive you for killing our children but we can never forgive you for forcing us to kill your children." I for one would much rather kill Jewish enemies than for them to kill my sons.
If this is Golda Meir, I hate her and everything she stood for. No greater self-hating Jew anywhere. I'm sure Nasser would have agreed with her; he preferred Egyptians killing Israelis than Israelis killing Egyptians. Yeecccch.
March 17, 2009 11:45 PM
Diplomacy will never work
Why negotiate with some one vows to wipe you of of the face of the Earth?
Who ever is in charge should be held for high treason and murder to let this go on for eight years.
Bias You Bet!!
Immediately take care of these Terorrist's at the the source!
February 26, 2009 3:15 PM
IT'S BEEN 8 YEARS
to comment on #12 if you get your facts from the media then maybe chamas has been throwing rocket for 2 years. but i live in israel and i know that it has been over 8 years since hamas has began thier rocket attacks. it's so sad how far removed we are from the truth.
February 2, 2009 10:16 PM
sad but true
This is so true I can't even see the humor in it. I had to turn off NPR (which I usually like) because their reporting was so biased. I am really sick of all this. And hamas is still launching rockets. What in the world do they hope to achieve?
January 27, 2009 10:10 PM
laughing and crying
i like a good joke, but it is really sad that this is reality!
January 15, 2009 11:11 AM
A quote from Golda Meir
The great former Prime Minister Golda Meir once told Israels Arab enemies. "We can forgive you for killing our children, but we can never forgive you for forcing us to kill your children". That quote appears to be even more relevant today.
January 14, 2009 6:06 PM
Concious and Subconcious messaging
I used to be idealistic and believed most of the media, main stream media at least, were unbiased, not any more. Though some media do report the Gaza conflict in a more open style of what has and is transpiring in this conflict, most of the media use concious and subconcious messaging through video clips, wording, and sentence structure that reveal the media and/or reporter's bias. It seems that reporting is set-up to just support a certain bias rather than to investigate both sides of the conflict and educate the public.
April 29, 2012 7:40 PM
When was the MSM Unbiased?
Dear #13, I don't think the main stream media has been unbiased ever since 1967...That is, ever since the Jews stopped being victims and started standing up for ourselves and winning our wars. I don't know why it is taking so long for American Jews to wake up and see that we will always be seen as "Jews", as "other".
January 14, 2009 2:12 PM
it's so true, for two years, hamas has been throwing rockets into Israel, and nobody said anything. But when Israel takes action to stop Hamas, the world gets on us.
I think the message to us is that we can only rely on G-d to be on our side and help us
January 14, 2009 1:19 PM
God is with Israel
I cannot begin to imagin what it must feel like to live where you are, please know that I am praying for Israel!
I know that God is with you and if He is with you as He has been since the beginning of time.....
Who dare be against you?
January 14, 2009 10:51 AM
Am levadod yishkon
As R' Shlomo Carlebach Ztzl once said, "Somtimes it makes me happy but somtimes it makes me sad. Israel has no friends in the world... But do you know what we have? Yisroel btach b'Hashem we have ONE loving Father in Heaven"
January 14, 2009 7:28 AM
you are doing what GOD wants you to do,that's the most important.Let this be a testimony to the world...as you are doing through the media,etcs.
January 14, 2009 6:17 AM
Jews must save Jews. Not G-d. Jews.
I am a Jew. Proud descendant of one of the most beautiful cultures and heritages in the world, and citizen of Israel, the most miraculous democracy on earth.
That being said, I am also an atheist.
Millenias of being slaugtered left and right by almost anyone, lately with horrifying success, and 60 years of constant attacks by people (and that's a compliment) who simply can't stand living beside us for what we are have shown me one simple thing:
When a Jew hesitates to defend himself, he suffers. The times Jews were REALLY safe were when we had our government and our army. Then, and now, too. Say what you want about the dangers of living in Israel, but as all these demonstrations show, Israel is the safest place for Jews.
So- stand up for yourselves, Jews of Europe. You are the only ones that can stop the antisemitism from acting out. Don't rely on God. Come to Israel that will defend you, or defend yourselves abroad, but dammit, do something!
January 14, 2009 5:15 AM
Not funny at all
This was not funny. Unfortunately, it is somewhat true, and that is very scary.
January 13, 2009 8:55 PM
we are not alone
We are not alone. We have the G-od Almighty.
January 13, 2009 8:09 PM
Not to worry
We as intelligent beings, always know what's the right thing to do, but always end up doing the wrong thing. Be it not exercising, over eating, lashon hara, etc.
Similarly the world knows Israel is doing the right thing. Its just that they have no integrity & guts to support it, and are currently involved in bootliking the terrorist community. Not to worry! Hashem is always with us. And that all we need.
January 13, 2009 2:16 PM
it's not even funny, it's sad.
January 13, 2009 12:16 PM
I amsecular and I am saying GOD will save Jews as HE did that for two millenium!!!!
Democracy and freedom had allowed Islam to
flood Europe and America .If this allow to be continued the next Gaza will be there.
Sorry to say as my comment:
YOUR ACTIVITY IS LIKE A CRAY A SINGLE
SOIL IN A DESERT
January 13, 2009 8:22 AM
Anti Isreal led by the left
Anti Isreal sentiment is evident in the media. This is led, not by the Christian right, but the elitest left in this country. There is a growing anti semitism throughout europe and the United states. I have seen it first hand where I have traveled.
January 11, 2009 8:51 PM
hen am levad yishkon.
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