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Megillah 19

The Gemara states that HaShem showed Moshe the fine interpretations of the Torah, the fine rabbinic interpretations, and what the Sages would innovate in the future. 489 more words

Megillah 14

The Gemara states that the removal of the signet ring by Achashveirosh aroused a greater repentance amongst the Jewish People than the forty-eight prophets and seven prophetesses who prophesied for the Jewish People. 114 more words

Megillah 12

The Gemara cites the verse that states (Esther 1:8) וְהַשְּׁתִיָּה כַדָּת אֵין אֹנֵס, and the drinking was according to the law, there was no coercion. The Gemara states that this means it was according to the law of the Torah. 159 more words

Megillah 7

The Gemara states that Rabbah and Rabbi Zeira partook of a Purim meal together, and when Rabbah became intoxicated, he arose and slaughtered Rabbi Zeira. The following day Rabbah prayed and Rabbi Zeira was restored to life. 424 more words

Purim at Chabad During Spring Break: 8 Or 80

Purim is the perfect holiday to celebrate with students on the college campus, unless of course, if Purim falls during spring break, which is just what happened this year. 910 more words

Megillah 4

The Gemara states that women are obligated in the reading of the Megillah שאף הן היו באותו הנס, because they too were involved in that miracle. 269 more words

The Bible in and as History: Esther

The book of Esther holds several interesting notes, the first being that it forms the underpinnings for the Jewish festival of purim. It also raises some interesting questions with regards historicity; should it be read as a story occurring within a historical period, a historical fiction to demonstrate a point? 779 more words