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Be your true self this Purim and experience intoxicated joy! Learn how in seven steps.
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On Yom Kippur we fast and pray, on Purim we party. Yet the Zohar sees the two days as intrinsically similar.
Purim: It’s not our logic & plans that run the world but a higher force that may manifest in random experiences within which lies the greatest power of all.
Purim celebrates the salvation of a singular people: Torah, the festivals, circumcision and tefillin are symbols of Jewish uniqueness.
Purim derives its name from the lots cast by Haman. It is not some incidental detail but the single event that most expresses what Purim represents.
Achashveirosh’s sleepless night set in motion a series of events that led to Mordechai’s rise, Haman’s downfall, and the salvation of the people of Israel.
With their joy the Jews rejected their uniqueness as a nation under the special protection of G-d. To save the Jews Esther knew they had to reconnect to G-d
Chanukah is commemorated with oil. On Purim we celebrate with wine.
The Jewish holiday of Purim teaches us how the Jewish people compare to the moon; we have the capacity for change and renewal like the moon wanes and waxes.
Even when the elders’ belief is clouded the children’s faith can carry us through difficult times.