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Purim celebrates the salvation of a singular people: Torah, the festivals, circumcision and tefillin are symbols of Jewish uniqueness.
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Giving, whether physical or spiritual, carries a “price”. We find an example of such spiritual descent in Moses’ bestowal of the leadership upon Joshua.
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The mitzvah of the red heifer is a ritual antidote to the spiritual impurity caused by contact with the dead; and a paradox & blueprint for all 613 mitzvot
It is significant that Abraham bound his son on the site of the future altar, destined to embody the human commitment in the relationship between man and G-d.