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The Purim Story in Under 300 Words
March 5, 2015 – 1:08 am
The Purim Story in Under 300 Words

At the end of a 180-day feast, the King of Persia-Medea, Achashverosh, banished (some say executed) his…

Purim Commitment
March 5, 2015 – 1:05 am
Purim Commitment

What does the holiday of Purim have to do with Jews reconnecting to their Jewish heritage? Purim is more than a celebration of…

Her Other Name
March 4, 2015 – 1:05 am
Her Other Name

Do you have a Hebrew name that’s different than your legal name? The custom of giving children both secular and Hebrew names is not a modern tradition…

“Help! My Dates Keep Talking About Other Dates!”
March 3, 2015 – 11:19 am | 2 Comments
“Help! My Dates Keep Talking About Other Dates!”

I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I’ve been single and dating for the last 10 years and never know what to say when my date starts talking about all the other dates he’s been on. Is it because he’s not interested? Nervous? I don’t get it.

The Fast of Esther
March 3, 2015 – 1:08 am
The Fast of Esther

How Esther responded when her uncle Mordechai requested she present herself, unbidden, before King Achashverosh…

Who Was Mordechai?
March 3, 2015 – 1:05 am
Who Was Mordechai?

There are some people in this world who always seem to be right in the thick of the action. This was Mordechai…

You Can’t Dry Your Eyes with a Doughnut
March 2, 2015 – 4:37 pm
You Can’t Dry Your Eyes with a Doughnut

Feeding your emotions with food doesn’t help your emotional state and is the antithesis of thinking thin. Hand a sad, thin person a doughnut and they will definitely assess you as less than compassionate.

May His Name Be Erased
March 2, 2015 – 1:08 am
May His Name Be Erased

Although noisemakers are not mentioned in the Book of Esther, they are one of the items most frequently associated with…

Purim’s “Lesser” Villains
March 2, 2015 – 1:05 am
Purim’s “Lesser” Villains

Anyone familiar with the basic Purim story knows that the primary enemy of the Jewish people was…

The Four Mitzvot of Purim
March 1, 2015 – 1:08 am
The Four Mitzvot of Purim

This year, Purim will be celebrated on Thursday, March 5th (beginning Wednesday evening, March 4th, after sunset). Four mitzvot are associated with…

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