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Title: The Queen You Thought You Knew: Unmasking Esther’s Hidden Story

17 Adar II 5771 – March 23, 2011
Rabbi David Fohrman of the Hoffberger Institute for Torah Study is an engaging speaker and astonishing interpreter of Torah texts, captivating his devoted listeners and readers for decades. The Queen You Thought You Knew: Unmasking Esther's Hidden Story is his most recent publication, unrolling the Megillah with the excitement of a blockbuster.

Siona Benjamin’s Megillas Esther

There is nothing funny about Siona Benjamin's Megillas Esther (2010). Unlike some contemporary illuminated megillas that emphasize the absurd and outlandish nature of the corrupt Persian court and the buffoonish character of the king, Benjamin takes the Book of Esther quite seriously. She is obviously deeply sensitive to the terrible consequences of God's hester panim (hidden face) in our own time.

Purim And The Blessing Of Unity

11 Adar II 5771 – March 16, 2011
Klal Yisrael. All of Israel. One people. One community. One.

Title: Purim and the Persian Empire: A Historical, Archaeological & Geographical...

26 Adar I 5771 – March 2, 2011
Feldheim's motto, "Torah Literature of Quality," is well-suited to Purim and the Persian Empire: A Historical, Archaeological & Geographical Perspective. Written by Yeshivat Itri graduate Rabbi Yehuda Landy, this magnum opus is wonderfully prepared, informative and valuable to a wide range of readers. Landy teaches at Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim and is a certified tour guide in Israel. His credentials served his research efforts well.

Correcting A Wrong

5 Shevat 5770 – January 20, 2010
Mordechai, a house painter in Jerusalem ("Mordechai's" name and profession have been changed to protect his identity), was self-employed for over 20 years. For the most part, business had been good. Lately, however, he was finding it difficult to make an adequate living.

Warning: Arrogance May Be Bad For Your Health

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
I know Purim is over, but Megillat Esther is so rich with lessons on how people should live their lives - along with the consequences of not doing so - that I wish to share one of the many wisdoms that I have gleaned from reading it. I believe that the world wouldn't be in the mess it is in - economically, socially and spiritually - if people would only open their eyes to the megillah's masterful insights on how to behave.

Warning: Hating Jews May Be Hazardous To Your Health

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
In many countries around the world it is required by law to put warning labels on products, activities or places that can cause injury or death. Thus the labels of many medications and foods or items, such as cigarettes and alcoholic beverages, contain strong warnings on them saying that they are harmful. Likewise beaches that are unsafe to swim in due to a strong current, lack of a lifeguard, or high bacterial count also have signs posted cautioning people not to go swimming. Hospital rooms that contain radioactive products have signs warning about entering.

Shining Stars, Divine Decrees

The month of Adar is the final one on the zodiacal cycle in the year that begins with the month of Nissan (Aries), which marks the birth of creation and is symbolized by the gentle white ram.

See What Happens When You Don’t Pay Attention?

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
I'm not quite ready yet to shut the door on Purim. Perhaps it's my way of avoiding dealing with Pesach, and the physical and emotional effort that comes with it.

A Very Modern Megillah – Megillah Esther by David Wander

12 Adar II 5768 – March 19, 2008
Such a nice story the Megillah Esther is, don't you think?

Mazal . . . Adar . . . Dagim

10 Adar 5767 – February 28, 2007
It isn't fair," whined the donkey to the ox.

‘Poor-him (Purim)’ – Haman Should Have Listened To His Wife

3 Adar 5767 – February 21, 2007
Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

Q & A: ‘Its Reading Is Its Praise’

23 Nisan 5763 – April 25, 2003
QUESTION: On Purim we read the Megilla but do not recite Hallel, unlike other holidays. I am told that the Talmud teaches that the Megilla replaces Hallel. If so, could the Passover Haggadah replace Hallel as well? (Yet we do say Hallel on Passover.) I also remember learning that there is a connection between the holidays of Purim and Passover. Please explain.Andy Goodman(Via e-mail)

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