It’s Not Just the Way the Cookie Crumbles

It’s Not Just the Way the Cookie Crumbles

“…Therefore, they called these days Purim, named for the pur…” – Esther 9:26 עַל כֵּן קָרְאוּ לַיָּמִים הָאֵלֶּה פוּרִים עַל שֵׁם הַפּוּר – אסתר ט, כו The Jewish nation faced a threat of annihilation. Mordechai, their leader, occupied a prominent position in the government (see Esther 2:19, “Mordechai sat at the king’s gate”), and the beautiful and beloved queen of […]

March 11, 2017 at 2:06 AM Comments are Disabled

Achashveirosh’s excessive partying

Achashveirosh’s excessive partying

“….White, green and blue fabrics, embroidered with cords of linen and purple wool, were draped on silver rods and marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a pavement of green, white, shell, and onyx marble…” – Esther 1:6 חוּר כַּרְפַּס וּתְכֵלֶת אָחוּז בְּחַבְלֵי בוּץ וְאַרְגָּמָן עַל גְּלִילֵי כֶסֶף וְעַמּוּדֵי שֵׁשׁ מִטּוֹת זָהָב וָכֶסֶף עַל רִצְפַת בַּהַט וָשֵׁשׁ […]

March 9, 2017 at 6:04 PM Comments are Disabled

Do Yourself a Favor

Do Yourself a Favor

“…And Mordechai told him all that had befallen him…” Esther 4:7 וַיַּגֶּד לוֹ מָרְדֳּכַי אֵת כָּל אֲשֶׁר קָרָהוּ – אסתר ד, ז Mordechai occupied an important position in Achashveirosh’s government (see Esther 2:19, “and Mordechai sat at the king’s gate.”) In addition, his cousin (or niece, see Targum,) was Achashveirosh’s queen. Presumably, even if Haman’s decree did come to pass […]

March 5, 2015 at 4:41 AM Comments are Disabled