ב"ה

Lot; lots

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Pairs of lots—one from each box—were drawn. A Temple priest was there to prophesy each pick. To top it off, the lottery tickets themselves miraculously announced each pairing of a tribe with its portion of land.
I can just imagine the scene "Roll up, roll up! Where are you and your children going to live and work? Who fancies the mountain region? How about a cottage by the sea? Take your chances. Come one, come all..."
What's the story with those "lots" anyway? Why did Haman cast them, and why do we make such a big deal out of them? The parallels and differences between Purim and Yom Kippur
With all the events and actions that contributed to the miracle of Purim, why is the festival named after the seemingly minor detail that Haman picked the date for his decree by casting lots?
There are two ways to view human life, as mutually exclusive as they are fundamental. Our existence is either a result of intention, or of accident. And the corollary follows directly: Either our lives are meaningful, or they are not...
Long before matzah became a symbol of our freedom, it was a symbol of hospitality, compassion, and sharing.
On which choices will we focus? The “big” ones, over which we have no control, or the “small” ones, which are entirely in our hands?
It is surprising to say that Abraham was concerned about his reward, when Maimonides singles out Abraham as a paragon of serving G‑d “purely out of love.”
Why would we want to be shielded from Abraham? He was one of the all-time greats!
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