Some masks disguise us. Others disguise our guises. Joy happens when you come face-to-face with your true self.
It is the most intoxicating, miraculous and joyous of days. The story of Purim is dramatic, from a damsel in distress to a tailed queen; from a snake in a barrel to a roped gallows; from a seventy-language-speaking saint to a fork-tongued villain to a ridiculous king – and it’s all documented on a hand-written parchment scroll. Four Mitzvoth, righteous connections, are prescribed to ensure that the joy is tangible, not merely abstract. 1) Listen to the scroll, twice; 2) handout gifts to the needy; 3) deliver food packages to your fellow; 4) feast to a level beyond. On this costumed day, the proof is in the spirits. Download the Purim Guide for more.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson, author of the best-selling “Toward a Meaningful Life’, explores the connection between Purim and the Gulf War of 2003 and the Gulf War of 1991. Connect the dots of history.Read More
Jews have a unique relationship with food. It goes beyond bagels and kishke. Get a unique spiritual perspective on the Jewish relationship with food from Rabbi Simon Jacobson.Read More