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The name Purim means "lotteries." The first letter of this word is the letter peh which also means "mouth." The entire story of Purim is really about the various "mouths" that spoke up at various times.

Purim and Speech

Purim and Speech

Letters and Numbers of the Festivals—Purim

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Purim and Speech: Letters and Numbers of the Festivals—Purim

The name Purim means "lotteries." The first letter of this word is the letter peh which also means "mouth." The entire story of Purim is really about the various "mouths" that spoke up at various times.
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Purim, Festivals
Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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katrin July 15, 2012

Awe! This was so wonderful. "Passover is God is telling the Jew 'I love you' and Purim is the Jew telling G-d 'G-d, I love you, too!'"
This is also so romantically put. I watched a couple of his lectures, and I must admit I would not have expected something so romantic coming from Rabbi Raskin :-) Reply

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