Purim is perhaps one of the most enigmatic yet misconstrued days in the Jewish calendar. A festival of celebration of our nations salvation, as we stood on the brink of extermination at the hands of Haman and king achashvereush. Yet it is often misunderstood as a day of mere merriment and revelry when many loseContinue reading “Purim: our 2nd Yom Kippur!”
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Published Daf Hashavua – 2010 Vayera Hashem strengthened the heart of Pharaoh and he did not heed them, as Hashem had spoken to Moshe (9:13) One of the most basic axioms in human existence is that of freewill the ability to be able to make conscious decisions and to decide to some extent our fate.Continue reading “Vayera-Freewill runs the gauntlet”
The book of Jonah is perhaps the focal point of the afternoon of Yom Kippur . The story is one we are all familiar with. The prophet Jonah is instructed by G-d to warn the people to turn back from their evil ways but his calls to them went unheeded and he attempts to fleeContinue reading “Yom Kippur -Jonah”