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Looking Beyond the Megillah

Rabbi Peretz Goldstein

When asked to sum up the Jewish festival calendar in a few words, we could answer quite simply: “They tried to kill us; we won; let’s have a party and drink some le’chaims!” It seems, looking at the basic story, that Purim is just another perfect example of this rule.

To understand the true depth and beauty of Purim and the Megillah, we need to dig a little deeper…

A Festival for Getting Drunk?

Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Greenblatt

The Zohar says that Purim is, in a certain sense, the holiest day of the year. How can we seriously spend the “holiest day of the year” in drunken revelry?