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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Esther 9

Joy and Killing

Much like the Book of Judith, the story of Esther is another that is full of danger and violence but this time counterpointed by trust in God . 693 more words


Noach Gematriyos and Insights 5775

  1. 6:11 The word חמס in א”ת ב”ש is סיח, which equals in gematria the word מבול.
  2. 6:13-16 The beginning of the parasha hints to the festivals on the Jewish calendar. 
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Clintons, Monica, Adultery and “strange Jewish laws”


Posted on October 19, 2014

On October 14, 2014 Professor Susannah Haschel (Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College) again defended Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex affair based on Jewish law at… 782 more words


A Jammin' Shabbat at Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation

I am blessed to be part of a congregation filled with talented musicians. Each of them bring something unique to the services they lead. And when they get together… magic! 65 more words


10-Day Challenge: DAY TWO

Beep, beep, beep, beep. My alarm goes off in the morning and I finally wake up and start day two of the 10-Day Celebrity Transformation. I was already excited to get this going and kick-ass on my second day. 247 more words

October 21, 2014

Time: 9:56 PM

Weather: Cold & Rainy

Readings: Esther, chapters 6-10

Noteworthy Verse:

“Therefore, because of everything written in this letter and because of all that they had been through, the Jews agreed to continue.  

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Daily Devotionals

Esther 4:16, Question 9. Why does Esther emphasize that her plan is “not in accordance to the law?”

  • The Talmud (Megillah 15a) writes that Esther emphasizes that her plan is “not in accordance to the law” to refer to the fact that this plan of voluntarily submitting herself to Achashverosh is not in accordance to the laws of the Torah, which forever forbids a Jewish wife to be with her husband after being with another man consensually (Sotah 2a).
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