GOOD MORNING! Purim is advancing up abutting week, Thursday night, March 8th, through all day Friday! The Fast of Esther is Thursday, March 8th.
I was perusing Shimon Apisdorf’s The One Hour Purim Primer — Aggregate a ancestors needs to understand, bless and adore Purim (available from your bounded Jewish book abundance or by calling toll-free 877-758-3242). One affair that Rabbi Apisdorf wrote, absolutely impacted me: If a ancestors is a “twice a year to synagogue” family, again he “votes for Purim and Simchas Torah (when anybody dances about adulatory the achievement and alpha of account the Torah).” Our kids should see and be a allotment of the joy of actuality Jewish!
Each and every one of us appetence our accouchement to accept the aforementioned ethics and appreciations that we have. And generally we are afraid that they don’t. Unless one provides adventures and talks about the things that gave you your appreciations, your kids will accept altered adventures and discussions … and absolutely possibly altered values. You cannot appoint ethics or acknowledgment for Judaism. You CAN accord absolute Jewish adventures — like Purim! — and your kids will accept article to adulation about actuality Jewish!
Q & A: WHAT IS PURIM AND HOW DO WE CELEBRATE IT?
Purim comes from the chat “pur” in Persian which agency “lots” — as in, “Haman casting lots for the best ‘auspicious’ date to annihilate the Jews.” The date fell out on the 13th of Adar. The contest of that date were angry about from a day of abolition to a day of achievement and joy. We bless Purim on the 14th of Adar for “they acquired abatement on the fourteenth, which they fabricated a day of feasting and gladness.” (Megilat Esther 9:17)
(In actual few places — best conspicuously in Jerusalem — Purim is acclaimed the afterward day, the 15th day of Adar. The Sages declared that all cities which were belted cities at the time of Joshua should bless Purim the afterward day. This is to admire the added day which King Ahashverosh accepted Esther to acquiesce the Jews of Shushan [the basic of Persia, which, by the way, was a belted city] to accord with their enemies. In Shushan they acquired abatement on the fifteenth. The anniversary is alleged Shushan Purim in those locales.)
There are two means in which to try to abort the Jewish bodies — physically and spiritually. Our enemies accept attempted both. Chanukah is the anniversary over those who accept approved and bootless to culturally digest us (the Greeks and Western Culture); Purim is the anniversary over those who accept approved and bootless to physically abort us (the Persians, ad nauseam).
Why do we masquerade with apparel and masks on Purim? Nowhere in the Megilat Esther is God’s name mentioned. If one so desires, he can see the accomplished Purim adventure as a alternation of coincidences absolutely bare of Divine Providence. Just as we adumbrate abaft masks, but our aspect is still there, so too God has “hidden His face” abaft the armament of history, but is still there allegorical history.
Why do we accomplish babble every time Haman’s name is mentioned in the Megillah? The answer: Haman was an Amalekite, from that bodies which embodies angry and which the Torah commands us to obliterate. By blotting out Haman’s name we are symbolically wiping out the Amalekites and evil.
The anniversary is acclaimed by audition the Megilah Thursday night and Friday morning. During the day only, we accomplish three mitzvot:
In a assertive sense, Purim is greater than Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur we fast and it is accessible for our anatomy to accept ascendancy over the body. Purim is the apotheosis of amalgam the concrete and the airy appear acumen that the Almighty loves us. The alone affair that stands amid you and the Almighty — is you. The wine and the spirit of the day advice us get above the barrier — to apprehend that aggregate comes from the Almighty and is ultimately for our good!
The Mitzvot of Mishloach Manot and giving ability to the poor were assigned to accomplish affectionate adulation amid all Jews. Back there is adulation and accord amidst us, our enemies cannot abuse us!
Torah Allocation of the WeekTrumah
This week’s Torah account is an architect’s or autogenous designer’s dream portion. It begins with the Almighty advantageous Moses to acquaint the Jewish bodies to accompany an alms of the abstracts all-important for the architecture of the Mishkan, the carriageable sanctuary.
The Torah continues with the capacity for amalgam the Ark, the Table, the Menorah, the Chantry (the axial breadth of adoration absolute the Ark, the Menorah, the Incense Altar, and the Table), the Beams basic the walls of the Tabernacle, the Cloth allotment (separating the Holy of Holies breadth the Ark adequate from the actual Altar allotment of the Tabernacle), the Altar and the Enclosure for the Chantry (surrounding curtains basic a rectangle aural which was a ample breadth about 15x beyond than the Tabernacle).
The Torah states apropos the walls of the Tabernacle, “The centermost batten shall go through the average of the beams, from one end (of the Tabernacle) to the other” (Exodus 26:28). What assignment for activity can we apprentice from the crossbeam?
Targum Yonoson, an Aramaic adaptation and annotation of the Torah, informs us that the centermost batten was fabricated with copse that came from the copse that Avraham planted. Rabbi Mordechai Mann of Bnai Brak commented that these copse were buried by Avraham for the purpose of accomplishing affection for travelers — to accommodate them with shade.
The centermost batten was placed appropriate in the average of the chantry to admonish us that alike back we are devoting ourselves to confined the Almighty, we should never balloon to accept benevolence for our adolescent men, who are created in the angel of the Almighty.
CANDLE LIGHTING – March 2:
Jerusalem 5:00Guatemala 5:54 Hong Kong 6:09 Honolulu 6:18J’Burg 6:19 London 5:24 Los Angeles 5:32Melbourne 7:41 Miami 6:05 Moscow 5:47New York 5:30 Singapore 7:02
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Coincidenceis God’s way ofstaying anonymous…
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