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  • Megillat Esther - Drawing on Tradition

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    Check out this blatant self-promotion and unique graphic novel! Available in soft cover and as a PDF ebook. Learn more about Megillat Es ...

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    Actually from the research I have done, the rabbis say that you should hear the story of Purim in its original Hebrew and whatever language ...

  • Birthdays and Mourning

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    Interesting that two staples of Jewish culture-- sheloshim and the common birthday greeting of wishing someone life for 120 years- derive f ...

  • Esther 9 : 27

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    the Jews undertook and irrevocably obligated themselves and their descendants, and all who might join them, to observe these two days in the ...

  • Deuteronomy 34 : 7

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    Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. ...

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    According to the Jewish tradition, we are supposed to be a "light unto the nations". That may be part of it. I, also, don't really understan ...

  • Yitro = Reuel = Deuel = Hovav?

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    Who exactly is Moses' father-in-law? Who is the priest of Midian? Various traditions in the Torah suggest they may be different people, but ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma and the people were convinced. When they heard that the Lord had taken note Theme Jewish solidarity Subtheme Standards of belief Origi ...

  • Does God care about what we eat?

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    Fresh from my post-Pesach hametz buzz of bagels, pizza and tuna melts, I opened up this week’s Torah portion, Shmini, and found myself face ...

  • A ritual that is still meaningful today

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    I have more than once welcomed people to Jerusalem by bringing out bread and wine and creating a ritual moment - as if to distinguish betwee ...

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    While the translation of "ish" as "one" does indeed retain the 'non-specificity and indefiniteness' of the term, it stifles the exegesis of ...