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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Jewish History

A noxious plot was brewing against the Jewish community of Saragossa, but they were completely unaware of the looming danger. They were spared, however, thanks to a handful of synagogues beadles who acted on a dream they all had. The resulting salvation on the 17th of Shevat was celebrated by Saragossan Jews, and dubbed "Purim Saragossa."

A Hebrew Megillah (scroll) was penned, describing the details of the miraculous story. To this day, this scroll is read in certain communities on Purim Saragossa.

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Purim Saragossa

Daily Thought

When it came time to give the Torah to the Jewish people, G-d told Moses to speak with the women first.

Because that is the order by which Torah enters the world: First the fundamentals, then the details.

The fundamentals—faith, trust, love, awe, sanctity—these are principally the woman’s domain.

Bringing all that into the details of time and space—this is where men come in useful.

Likutei Sichot vol. 31, Yitro 1.