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Purim: (lit. "lots"), the holiday that commemorates the Jews' salvation from Haman's plot to annihilate them.
The Festival of Joy
The story, the customs and the fun!
A deeper look at the story of Purim whereby a number of ostensibly incidental details provide the clues to an amazing discovery.
Haman rejoiced greatly when his lottery to determine the date of the ‘Final Solution’ fell on Adar, considering it the most propitious omen possible, for it is the month that Moses died. However, there are far more sadder and calumnious months in the cale...
Our incredible journey from that watershed moment in Jewish history, to the relevance of the holiday today, to future celebrations too for eternity.
Explore the deeper dimension of this holiday of extreme opposites. Join Rabbi Zushe Winner for an eye-opening analysis of the Purim story and its relevance, and make this year's celebration exhilarating.
This special presentation highlights scenes of Purim farbrengens with the Rebbe throughout the years.
Where Haman hangs and Mordechai muses.
This class is a synopsis of the Chassidic discourse (maamar) the Rebbe delivered in the famous Purim farbrengen (gathering) of 1958. The maamar is based on the teaching of our Sages that when the wicked Haman erected the wooden gallows to hang Mordechai, ...
The megillah is called the Scroll of Esther, emphasizing her role in the miracle of Purim. Explore the special feminine connection to Purim on five levels of understanding.
Different megillah reading days for villagers and city dwellers
When the Jewish people as a whole dwelt in the Land of Israel, the reading of the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther) on Purim was not necessarily read on the same day for all Jews. In fact, depending on where one lived, there could be a disparity of up to fo...
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