As Jews celebrate Purim on Wednesday evening (Thursday, in Jerusalem) it may be significant to consider the recent reappearance of many, if not all, of the Temple vessels that played a subtle yet significant role in the Purim story.
Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem on Friday, March 22, 2019 and on Thursday, March 21 everywhere else. Why do some places celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim on one day, while other cities observe it on another day? Rabbi Tuly Weisz explains based on Esther 9:17-19 that it all has to do with the biblical… Read more »
In two weeks, Jews around the world will read the Megillah (Book of Esther) and celebrate the holiday of Purim. On the same evening they are celebrating victory over the archetypal evil personified by Haman, a supermoon will appear in the heavens. Several rabbis agree that a rare confluence of events is especially auspicious for the unfolding of the Messiah.
The joyous festival of Purim (Feast of Lots) celebrates God’s miraculous deliverance of the People of Israel from our enemies. It’s the happiest holiday on the Jewish calendar and what makes us happier than sharing gifts with the people of Israel? Join Israel365 as we bring extra Purim spirit to sick children in the hospital,… Read more »
As tensions between Israel and Iran flare after an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed seven Iranian military personnel, one prominent Rabbi is reaching out to Iran as a partner in redemption, connecting with the country’s ancient Persian heritage that played an essential role in building the Second Temple.