Purim . In our days, the only city that has the status of Shushan and therefore celebrates Purim on the 15th is Jerusalem. Purim is a time to focus on our hearts rather than our minds. Rav said: [The Megillah] is called a letter [iggeres] and it is called a book [sefer]. 2 years ago . A story that just happened to tie together in the end. We are entering the festival of Purim, a joyous festival in which we witnessed the salvation of the Jewish nation via Queen Esther. Haman is constantly stressing the fact that he wants to give ..Hamolech me’Hodu v’ad Kush sheva v’esrim u’meah medinah (1:1)Haman was upset at Mordechai and decided all the Yidden must be made to suffer. ?One of the things which seems to make an non-insignificant appearance in the Megillah is the sum of money. This week brings with it the most joyous holiday of the year; Purim. If we are willing to put our own wants and needs aside, we are then able to let others into our lives. How could everyone have room to bow to Hashem if there was barely enough room for everyone to stand side by side? When we deflate our own sense of self, we make room for others. Is it not considered an insult not to say thank you to someone? all about the money. For this reason, one of the mitzvahs of Purim is to give charity and have a meal in which all are invited. Verse 8:3 of this Parsha reads, Our mission in life is to fulfill each of our personal potentials by using our attributes and talents to learn Torah and do Mitzvahs. Therefore, Purim celebrated on the 14th of Adar is called Purim of the Open Cities while Purim on the 15th of Adar is called Purim of the Walled Cities. One of the things which seems to make an non-insignificant appearance in the Megillah is the sum of money.
It is no coincidence that Purim falls out directly after Parshas Tzav, as they have much in common. A similar situation occurred when the Jewish people gathered in the Beis HaMikdash on Yom Kippur. A snake regularly sheds its skin to allow for further growth. Rashi states that it was a miraculous event that such a small area could hold so many people. Let us examine one of the most fear-provoking reptiles that exist. Written by Jonny Caller.
The Medrash relates that Rav Akiva was once in the middle of teaching a class when he noticed his students beginning to doze off.
Aside from architecture, perhaps there is something else that we can learn from this occurrence. Chazal tell us that though the word ..When Haman pulled Mordechai on the horse in front of his own house, his daughter, sure that her father was on the horse and Mordechai pulling it, threw refuse on her father. I heard the following vort from Rav Ari Cutler: ‘If’ you will build an altar of stones… (Shemot 20:22) ‘If’ you will lend money to the poor… ..
I heard the following vort from Rav Ari Cutler: ‘If’ you will build an altar of stones… (Shemot 20:22) ‘If’ you will lend money to the poor… ..how speech mix-up caused Vashti’s death (the inside story! We cannot be whole in any shape or form if there are others who are lacking. As I left the house, I thought that I was only going in for a routine oil change; but both my car and I were in for more than we expected. He digressed from the subject he had been .. They would be shoulder to shoulder with no room to move; however, when it came time to bow to Hashem there was enough room for everyone to do so. The background to the Purim story actually started when the Babylonian King, ‘Belshazzar,’ held a grand feast (Daniel 5:1/4). Megillas Esther is not a wild tale of impossible miracles. The lottery .. ..How could Haman’s daughter not recognise her own father? Purim – the secret behind the mask Written by Rabbi Moshe Kormornick A so-called “simple” Jew was once travelling through a town when the sun began to set. He looked around and it was nearing nightfall when he finally found an inn. Purim is a time to see Hashem in all the details of our lives. ..The words of chazal give us major insights into the way to read what seems to be a simple text, and megillas esther is no exception. He made a lottery to pick a day for when would be the best time to strike. I woke up early Monday morning to go to the local Big O Tires for the first appointment of the day. Surely not everyone could have fit in to such small spaces! Is this not a rather inappropriate ..The Me’iri explains that the reason the Mishnah forbids reading the Megillah in reverse order (from the end part back to the beginning) is that only when one reads ..One of the later authorities points out something remarkable about the events leading up to the execution of queen vashti by achashveirosh in the first perek of the megilla. Ever have someone do a favour for you and when you thank them they say, “Don’t mention it.” Or you thank someone for being such a good friend and they respond, “Forget about it, don’t mention it.” Or when you return an item you borrowed and begin to thank them and they say, “Oh, don’t say anything, really, don’t mention it.” Why don’t they want you to mention it? He looked around and it was nearing nightfall when he finally ..Megillah 7b: Rava said: “One is obligated to become intoxicated with wine on Purim, until one does not know the difference between ‘cursed is Haman’ and ‘blessed ..Which is more important, the bottle or the water?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLqKRFN8ocMThe festival is named purim (‘lottery’) after the lottery that Hamman cast to determine the day the Jews would all be killed. This Purim, set out some extra chairs at your festive meal for unexpected guests, give some additional charity, and most of all make room for others in your life.Create your own unique website with customizable templates.The question arises, how could the entire nation have fit at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting? )A so-called “simple” Jew was once travelling through a town when the sun began to set.
Purim Edition -- 12 Adar II, 5771 / March 18, 2011 -- Vol. 2, Issue 12Purim: I Change, You Change, We Oil Change The meal is supposed to be filled with immense joy, however we know that we cannot be happy if there are others whom are lacking.