Purim Then, Iran Today

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

For This Moment

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

Eradicating Cynicism

Purim and the war against meaning.

12 Years a Slave & Esther

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

The Hidden Story of Queen Esther: A Video Series

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

Best Supporting Actor

And the Oscar goes to Mordechai…. and you!

Purim & the Last Laugh

What is the meaning of laughter?

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’s Wakeup Call

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

Purim and Iran

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

Purim and the Masks We Wear

The deeper meaning behind dressing up in costumes on Purim.

It’s All Good

Understanding why we get intoxicated on Purim.

Modern Miracles

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

Purim and Spain's Hidden Jews

Why Purim best expressed their loyalty to their Jewish heritage.

How Not To Stop Intermarriage

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

Purim and Nature

Understanding the Hebrew word "teva" sheds light on the story of Purim.

Purim: On the Brink

How far would you go to save your child?

Opportunity of a Lifetime

Perhaps this is the 'big moment' you were created for.

Remembering Amalek

Amalek had a vested interest in attacking the Jewish people, whose very existence proved the existence of God to the world.

Purim: Serious Joy

Exploring four central themes of Purim.

Today's Hero

Queen Esther shows us how we can all be heroes.

Esther's Echo to the Past

Fascinating connections between Esther and the biblical figures of Sarah, Joseph and Saul.

The Two Sides of the Purim Mask

Exploring the Purim/Yom Kippur contrast.

Esther's Hidden Strength

Esther was a lonely orphan who developed within herself the unusual qualities of piercing through veils and touching all hearts.

The Villainy of Vashti

The character of Queen Vashti in the Purim story helps us define what it means to be a hero or a villain.

Becoming a Holy Drunk

It seems a bit funny, but getting drunk on Purim can be a spiritual experience.

The Doubting Heart

Purim changed our relationship to God from being driven by fear to being driven by love.

Purim Metamorphosis: A Fable

One Purim, I woke up as a turtle. Now how would you feel if you found yourself transformed into a turtle?

Purim and Winning the Lottery

Purim's jackpot teaches that all of life is rigged.

Drink 'Till You...

L'chaim! What's behind the unique mitzvah of getting drunk on Purim?

Purim Vs. Yom Kippur

Purim is holier than Yom Kippur? They didn’t teach that in Hebrew school!

Mystical Insights of Adar

Every Jewish month has its unique kabbalistic power. "Conquering your enemies" is the opportunity of Adar.

Seventh of Adar

Haman picked this day as the best time to plot the destruction of the Jewish people. His calculations left out one crucial thing...

From Shushan to Jerusalem

Purim is the time of sudden reversal, a time to prepare for the rebuilding of eternal Jerusalem.

Discovering Jewish Identity

When the Jews attended the king's party, they thought it was all just a "good time". Or was it a slap in the face of Jewish culture and tradition?

Haman: Heir to Amalek

Amalek, the nation that personified evil, insisted that God was absent in the world and everything happened by chance.

Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your Role in History

Purim teaches us that nothing is random, and that every soul has a role to play in the Divine tapestry called history.

Remember Amalek

A lesson on Divine Providence in memory of the fallen Torah students of Mercaz HaRav, hy"d.

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