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Purim, party and paradox [Jewish Interest]
Jewish World Review ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Rabbi David Aaron

Posted on 02/22/2013 5:23:23 AM PST by expat1000

Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jews from the wicked Haman's scheme to exterminate all the Jewish men, women, and children living in the Persian empire, which essentially meant all the Jews in the world. On Purim we are obligated to hear the Book of Esther which recounts the Purim story and enjoy a festive meal. We are also required to give charity to the poor, send two food items to a friend, and get so drunk that we do not know the difference between Haman, the villain, and Mordechai, the righteous hero of the story? (This last commandment, I understand, is very rigorously kept in college dorms all year round.)

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KEYWORDS: purim
"On Purim, we celebrate that everything in the world goes according to G-d's plan — whether we see it or not."

Chag Sameach Purim to all.

1 posted on 02/22/2013 5:23:32 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000
When Julius Streicher was hanged at Nuremburg, his last words were, "Purimfest, 1946!"

He knew he was Haman. But I'm not sure he got it, even then, that we was on the wrong side. I don't think Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama get that either.

2 posted on 02/22/2013 5:33:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; expat1000

Heh.

We have a new Haman, today. Another Persian, Amahdinijad.

His last name is actually two words, Amahdi Nejad, correctly pronounced, Ah-MAH-dee Nee-JAD.

Amahdi Nejad, means “descendent of the most highly praised.”

The “Mahdi” is the Moslem prophet that has been hiding in a well (pit) for over 1000 years. According to Moslem eschatology, he will emerge from his hiding place in the last times to destroy the kaffir (infidels) and rule the world.

Compare with Revelation 9:11 and Revelation 17:8.

Don’t know if Amahdi Nejad is that particular demon, but he, at the very least, is looking forward to its emergence.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 5:50:02 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: expat1000
I baked the hamantasch

They taste so good to nosh!

And my costume's gonna wow them, I got such panache.

Can do, can do, sez this celebratory Jew...

***

My Purim spirit's high

Even if I stay "dry"

These days you gotta tell a Haman from a Mordechai.

Can do, can do, even without a drop of brew.

***

Although I'm havin' fun,

Must get some work here done,

I wish a freilichen Purim to everyone!

Can do, can do, my FR poesy debut!

4 posted on 02/22/2013 6:44:45 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

>>Can do, can do, my FR poesy debut!

Wow! That was really a blast - I hope it’s not your last! ;-)


5 posted on 02/22/2013 7:01:31 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Chag Sameach Purim to all our Beloved Elder Brethren.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 7:05:56 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: expat1000
As long as my noodle

Stays lucid and clear

My wordsmithing efforts

Will continue to cheer.

I attribute my talent

To He Whom we call

Hashem, Our Creator,

The Author of all.

7 posted on 02/22/2013 7:24:39 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: expat1000
"Purim, The making of a King's Bride"

This might be of interest as well as informative:

http://aroodawakening.tv/teachings/

8 posted on 02/22/2013 7:47:18 AM PST by Errant
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