Purim: our 2nd Yom Kippur!

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!”

Vayera-Freewill runs the gauntlet

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”