Ilhan Omar, the Benjamins and Purim Today

The Purim story’s warning of enemies who seek our destruction assumes such powerful relevance today.

Queen Esther: Five Lessons in Personal Transformation

Queen Esther shows us how to overcome our obstacles and move forward, despite our fears.

My Husband’s Paralyzed Face

My husband looked awful and I was horrified. He just carried on with no embarrassment, life as usual.

The Face Behind the Mask

God's guiding hand is sometimes felt gently, and other times more forcefully. But the message is there just the same.

The Trap of Wanting It All

Status-seeking underlies Haman's intense hatred of the Jews.

PODCAST: The Soul Reason for Drinking on Purim

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb explains what we are actually celebrating on Purim.

Mordechai, Reincarnation & Jewish Pride

The response to a world filled with anti-Semitism must be pride, not submission.

Poland, Purim and Masking the Truth

Just when evil people and destructive ideologies seem to dominate the world, the darkness can turn into light.

The Secret to Esther’s Beauty

How did Esther suddenly become the new "It Girl"? It wasn’t just her good looks.

Happiness and Adar

The greatest joy in life is knowing God is always there.

Unmasking Our Jewish Identity

Purim’s message for confronting today’s anti-Semitism.

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

For This Moment

Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.

Stalin and the Purim Miracle

Stalin had plans to murder millions of Russian Jews. Like Haman, the tables suddenly turned.

Modern Miracles

Coincidence is God's way of choosing to remain anonymous.

Jews Don't Bow

Little did I know that the source of my chutzpah reached back thousands of years, to Mordechai.

Queen Esther Finds Her Voice

Queen Esther’s transformation from a passive, quiet young lady to an active, courageous heroine.

Purim Then, Iran Today

Persia is today’s Iran, our present day Haman who seeks our destruction.

Drinking on Purim

When love transcends understanding.

Take Off Your Mask

This Purim, remove the four masks we wear and experience true joy.

God's Calling Card

Sometimes receiving a sign that God is orchestrating events can transform one’s life.

12 Years a Slave & Esther

Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.

When God’s Face is Hidden

Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.

Best Supporting Actor

And the Oscar goes to Mordechai…. and you!

The Hidden Story of Queen Esther: A Video Series

A startling 6-part series that reveals the profound relevance of Purim.

Hide and Seek with God

Peeling back the cloak of coincidence to see God’s hidden Hand.

PODCAST: Choosing to Be Happy Even in Times of Challenge

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser explains happiness on Purim and all year round.

Every Inch Counts

Sometimes one inch can lead to a mile. Purim shows us how.

Where Is God?

Purim’s focus on remembering reveals the answer.

Purim’s Non-Heroes

The marked inactivity of the Purim story’s main characters holds the key to the story.

Purim and Iran

Startling parallels between ancient Persia and Israel’s predicament today.

Purim’s Wakeup Call

Purim is unfolding again right before our very eyes. How can we go about business as usual?

It’s All Good

Understanding why we get intoxicated on Purim.

My Personal Purim Miracle

I'll never forget the moment I was just a prop used in a larger, cosmic drama.

The Polish Queen Esther

A strikingly similar life, using her position of power to save fellow Jews from persecution.

How Not To Stop Intermarriage

Haman hits the bull's-eye of this perplexing Jewish problem.

Haman's Voice Within

According to Haman, Brooks Conrad is a total failure, and so are you.

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