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The Meaning of Purim
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Rav Itamar Eldar Purim – The Holiday of Exile Most of the holidays are mentioned for the first time in the Torah: the holiday of Pesach, the holiday of Matzot, the counting of the Omer, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret. This is not true with respect to Chanuka and Purim. Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Purim and Yom Kippur The Zohar associates Purim with Yom Kippur, two days that appear to be distinct opposites. In this shiur, we will analyze the connections between these two days, in particular the lots that appear both in the Megilla and in the laws of Yom Kippur. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Because They Partook of the Feast of the Wicked One" Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Amalek The most obvious question presented to us by the obligation to wipe out Amalek is the moral one. Why are we required to erase the entire Amalekite nation, regardless of their behavior; why does God Himself also "declare war" on them? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Harav Yehuda Amital Amalek: The First Postmodern Ideology Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Purim and the Sin of Amalek What exactly is the culture of Amalek, against which we are commanded to wage war? If we examine the sections in the Torah that speak about Amalek, we note certain recurring elements... The Meaning of Purim
Rav Uziel Friedlich "Shout for Joy, All You That Are Upright in Heart" Why is joy a great mode of Divine service? Is there anything that man loves more than to be happy? What, then, is the special difficulty of joy? The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Sin at the Root of the Purim Story The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "The Meaning of Ta'anit Esther" The Rambam (Hilkhot Ta’aniyot 1:4) writes that fast days are designated as times for repentance. In the first chapter, he discusses fasts decreed in a time of distress, during which one should cry out to God. The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Dispute Between Mordekhai and the Sanhedrin The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Learning from Esther The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Purim -A Day of Community The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Who Was Mordekhai? The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Esther's Moral Development - And Ours The Meaning of Purim
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Shabbat Zakhor The Meaning of Purim
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Purim: Holiday of Covenant and Salvation The Meaning of Purim
Harav Yehuda Amital Preparation and Spontaneity The Meaning of Purim
Harav Yehuda Amital Purim in the Teachings of the Maharal The Meaning of Purim
Rav Elchanan Samet The Mitzva to Destroy Amalek and Our Moral Qualms The Meaning of Purim
Rav Eliyahu Blumenzweig The Joy of Adar The Meaning of Purim
Rav Ezra Bick Purim - A Holiday in Disguise The Meaning of Purim
Rav Itamar Eldar Purim in Chassidic Thought: "Until He Doesn't Know" The Meaning of Purim
Rav Moshe Taragin Language, Letters and Liberty The Meaning of Purim
Rav Yehuda Shaviv The "Menucha" (Resting) of Purim The Meaning of Purim
Rav Yitzchak Blau The Wildness of Purim The Meaning of Purim

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