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Vayikra

Your Questions
Are Jews a "Race"?

There are African Jews, Japanese Jews, even Eskimo Jews. It seems difficult to call such a mixture a "race"
Who Wrote the Book of Esther?

Queen Esther petitioned the sages to have it included in Scripture. The Men of the Great Assembly then rewrote it.
By the Numbers
15 Purim Facts Every Jew Should Know

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring).
10 Ways to Feel More Secure

Ten Ways You Can Help Alcoholics and Addicts Have a Happy Purim

Each year my wife and I host an alcohol-free Purim seudah (festive afternoon meal) in the heart of Jerusalem for Jewish alcoholics, addicts, and their families.
Parshah
How Some People Suffer Joyfully

For my family and me, these past 12 months have been quite a ride. We’ve had wonderful times and times of heartbreak.
Hearing the Voice of G-d

Choose your inner thoughts. Quiet your brain and your soul. Be present and open to the miracle embedded in every single moment.
Story
The Ruse of the Three Letters

Noticing his father’s return to a life of wealth, Zalman’s son revived their kinship and stopped by to talk more often.
Lifestyle
Decorative Purim Puppets

Have creative fun with your children. Make three clowns to set in a vase for a beautiful seuda center piece.
Abraham was told that his descendents will be like the dust of the earth (Genesis 13:17), and as the stars of heaven (ibid. 15:5). So it is with Israel: When they fall, they will fall as low as the dust; when they rise, they will rise as high as the stars.
— Pesikta Zutrati
Print Magazine

Because you did not serve G‑d your G‑d with joy and gladness over the abundance of everything. (Deuteronomy 28:47)

Imagine you were just bequeathed a treasury containing most of the world’s wealth.

Imagine the thrill coursing through your veins, the celebration you would throw.

That is the joy of a single...