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What's a Megillah?

A megillah (meh-gee-LAH or meh-GILL-ah) is a scroll. Usually, the term refers to one of five specific scrolls (megillot) read on specific days of the Jewish calendar: 163 more words

The Jewish Year

Celebrating Purim in Israel

 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel — March 2015

Purim was the best weekend of my time in the Middle East and was exactly the kind of experience I hoped to find in the Holy Lands. 850 more words

Travel Stories

The Book of Esther

This month our Morning Prayer Old Testament readings (shown on the lectionary) come from the Book Of Esther

Information about Book of Esther

Purim – Esther as Concubine and the Acolyte of Ishtar.

by Katherine Frisk

The celebration of Purim is a yearly ritual and is enacted and carried out in the Judaic tradition in the last days of winter before spring arrives. 1,156 more words

Nazi Israel

Purim – Esther as Concubine and the Acolyte of Ishtar.

by Katherine Frisk

The celebration of Purim is a yearly ritual and is enacted and carried out in the Judaic tradition in the last days of winter before spring arrives. 1,287 more words

The International Reporter

Bris of Yair Simcha Haber

My remarks at the Bris Milah of my son, Yair Simcha – 5 Tammuz 5775

When my  first child was  born, I  did  not yet fully appreciate what it meant to have a child. 818 more words

Torah

Ancient Stories and Enactment

A previous post, One Thousand and One Nights, looked at how the classic Middle Eastern tale had much in common with the Biblical account of Esther and the origin of the Feast of Purim. 1,398 more words

The Art Of Narrative