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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 17, 2011
The writer, who has a PhD. in Human Rights Law, is the chief rabbi of South Africa
January 3, 2012 1:46 AM
I loved your philosophical approach to Chanukah and your title question. I learned a lot!
December 25, 2011 8:04 PM
Thank you. This is so inspiring.
December 21, 2011 3:29 PM
thank you Rabbi Goldstein...Happy Chanukah!
December 19, 2011 5:19 PM
that was incredible!
i never thought about the fact that the priests were the ones who began the battle, not soldiers!! beautiful. thank you and happy chanukah
December 19, 2011 9:07 AM
The Real Miracle
A whole new spin on Chanukah!! Inspiring! Chag Samayach everyone!
December 19, 2011 2:01 AM
Thank you so much!
December 18, 2011 6:00 PM
Beautiful! Let's hear more from Rabbi Goldstein!
December 18, 2011 1:39 PM
Celebrating the victory of the war, is celebrating the victory of the Spiritual War.
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