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Who Knows? Purim

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

In the key scene in Megillas Esther, Mordechai zigs when he seemingly should have zagged, asking Esther a question instead of making a statement. What hidden message was he trying to send to her -- and to us?

Fill the Void

Francis Levy | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Fundamentalism has it right, were not the belonging and other satisfactions it provides bought at the cost of autonomy and individual freedom. And Fi...

Purim: How To Get Drunk On God

Eitan Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Eitan Press

Purim is a radical embrace of the uncontrollable nature of life, celebrating the concealment of God through wearing masks, and the confusion of life through intoxication. With faith in the Divine, we go through chaos and transcend into something higher, into a place of Oneness.

It's Purim: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Purim points the way that beyond the give and take of the dance of opposites that is the nature of life, is the reality that God is beyond opposites and can be experienced directly in a state of pure, unfiltered joy.

Purim and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

The Purim story has a special resonance this year: The Book of Esther marks civilization's first recorded repudiation of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

Purim 101

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

There's a common refrain that sums up the broad themes of many Jewish holidays: "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat.