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Purim Story

Why the Purim Story Gives Me Hope That Our Nation Can Make Black Lives Matter

Yavilah McCoy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion
Yavilah McCoy

As an African-American Jewish woman, I endeavor to see the hand of God in all things. How else do I and my people, both of them, come to be standing here, still whole, after all that has been done to erase and diminish our existence on this earth?

How Purim Got Its Silver Lining: Megillot From the Ages

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Greenstein

I can think of no greater way to celebrate the joyous and happy holiday of Purim than to read the megillah, knowing that previous generations have held the same piece that is in my hands, smiling.