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Was Mordechai Crazy? A Torah Thought for Purim

Just like Moses and Aaron, Mordechai decides to ruin the party…

Combatting the Haman of Today

The Holocaust was the latest attempt of Amalek to destroy the special bond that we enjoy with God.

Award-Winning Author Explores the Halakhot of Drinking on Purim

One can drink up to the Talmud's criterion to confuse Mordechai and Haman-but not beyond.

Wielding Our Weapon of Words

“The voice is the voice of Yaakov, but the hands are the hands of Esav” gives great insight to Purim

Nature’s Guide to Purim

Purim is the battleground of extremes, Amalek and Yisrael, with Zoroastrian Persia in between.

The Basics Of Matanos La’evyonim And Mishloach Manos

One should not give the money before Purim morning or after sunset.

Mishloach Manos – ‘In Those Days, In This Time…’

The mishloach manos of times gone by were sometimes simple and sometimes elaborate, but the main focus was on the preparation of the delicious food they contained.

Purim: Concealing and Revealing

Does Hashem ever go away and not pay attention to us?

Weekly World Wide Havdalah to be Introduced Online

Havdalah.com will be streaming an inspiring/live/MUSICAL/global Havdalah(NOT to fulfill obligation)

Tenth of Tevet – Asarah B’Tevet

The 10th of Tevet began the chain of calamities culminating in the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash

The Tenth of Tevet

10th of Tevet marks the onset of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylonia

Kosher Certification for Maccabees

It's fascinating how sources attain the status "traditional," or its equivalent level of kashrus.

The Menorah Revolution: Activism Through Light

A revolution is taking place between good and evil; light and darkness. Make the light activism!

Chanukah: The Inner Dimension

What does the way we count the days of Chanukah come to teach us about living in the present?

Chanukah and Our Current Darkness

Israel projects global material illumination not always the light of "morality" meant by the Navi

Chanukah Miracles: The Candle Which Didn’t Light

"Can you hear what the dead are whispering? Leave Galut, escape to Eretz Israel-Lech lecha!"

Chanukah: Guide for the Perplexed 2014

Chanukah is the holiday of liberty, combining The Book (faith and dedication to God) and the sword

Halachic Questions

Once this took place, no Beit Din could annul its practice but for an entirely different reason. A minhag accepted by klal Yisrael becomes an obligation that must be practiced.

Mother Rachel and the Birth of Natural Consciousness

Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

What is the Meaning Behind the Hoshanot Prayers on Sukkot?

The Torah emphasizes the joy of Sukkot, for after a season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

The Sukkot State of Mind

The encounter with the timeless stability of the divine occurs within the Sukkot.

Having Chol HaMoed Fun – Together.

So just in case you're stuck in the house this Chol HaMoed – because there's a new baby or because someone has a cold – not because of anything worse, here are six ideas for family fun at home.

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