Skip to comments.Prayer Vigil on Iran
Posted on 02/28/2007 11:05:14 AM PST by dervish
PRAYER VIGIL ON TA'ANIT ESTHER Iranian Mission @ 40th Street and 3rd Avenue, New York Thursday March 1, 2007 from Noon - 1pm
It happened 2,500 years ago in ancient Persia, and its happening again today in Iran. An evil leader named Haman wanted to kill all the Jews. Now an evil leader named Ahmadinejad wants to do the same. This is the moment when Jewsindeed all people who believe in justicemust come together in solidarity. Queen Esther delared, Gather all the Jews in this city for fasting and prayer (Book of Esther 4:16). Weve been celebrating Purim ever since. Please give up your lunch hour and join our solidarity prayer vigil. What worked then can work now. We dare not be silent. Our only strength is in numbers.
Co-Sponsored by: Hadassah, New York Board of Rabbis, Weisenthal Center, World Jewish Congress, ZOA and others.
I generally refer to Pres. Ahmamadjihadi as "Haman."
Ironic, tommorrow's first reading at daily mass is going to be a reading from the book of Esther.
There are no coincidences? ;-)
"Ironic, tommorrow's first reading at daily mass is going to be a reading from the book of Esther."
Not really. The Roman Catholic (and Anglican and Orthodox) church calendars are (very) loosely based on the Jewish year, each in some form or fashion.
The Fast of Esther is tomorrow --- 11 Adar, 5767 (Thu 3/1/2007) and Purim is 14 Adar, 5767 (Sun 3/4/2007).
Lots of hung over Jews monday.
See post 8. Less mysterious.
Thanks for the response back. The passage in question is Esther C: 12, 14-16, 23-25. From my Bible, a RC one, it is called the prayer of Esther.
Also during the Christian Lent, different readings of the Jewish scriptures are read in regards to what in my church is called salvation history or the people who are a part of.
I believe that prayer to be a later-time addition to the Book.
Esther is (in the Hebrew version) one of only two books of the Bible that do not directly mention God (the other is Song of Songs). It is the only book of the Tanakh that is not represented among the Dead Sea scrolls. It has often been compared to the first half of the Book of Daniel and to the deuterocanonical Books of Tobit and Judith for its subject matter.
Additions to Esther
An additional six chapters appear interspersed in Esther in the Septuagint, the Greek translation, which then was noted by Jerome in compiling the Latin Vulgate; additionally, the Greek text contains many small changes in the meaning of the main text.
The extra chapters include several prayers to God, perhaps because it was felt that the above-mentioned lack of mention of God was inappropriate in a holy book. Jerome recognized them as additions not present in the Hebrew Text and placed them at the end of his Latin translation as chapters 10:4-16:24. However, some modern Roman Catholic English Bibles restore the Septuagint order, such as Esther in the NAB.
Thank you !
"Lots of hung over Jews monday."
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I hope you're right, but with the Dummycraps in power I'm afraid they're safe for awhile, and their modern-day Haman probably knows it too :-(
I'm impressed. Other than the ZOA, all the organizations listed are ultra-liberal and probably don't even celebrate Purim.
Can non-Jews join you in your prayers?
I know I am right but that's all I can say here. It is going to be a very "warm" spring in Iran, mark my words.
Thank-you for the info.
Then I shall gladly join you.
"This is the moment when Jewsindeed all people who believe in justicemust come together in solidarity."
I got the announcement via AMCHA, Rabbi Avi Weiss' organization. He spearheads many of these events.
Rabbi Weiss is an unusual person. When it comes to Zionism and Israel he's as rightwing as you could want. But, as I understand it, when it comes to Halakhah and theology he's on the left of Orthodoxy and somewhat controversial.
Rabbi Weiss is definitely Orthodox. He is not Hasidic or Haredi, and perhaps he is controversial with that segment of Orthodoxy. He has begun a Yeshiva called Chovevei Torah.
" Openness and Ideology of halakha
What exactly does the YCT slogan, "The Open Orthodox Rabbinical School" mean? In a statement prepared exclusively for The Commentator, Rabbis Avi Weiss, Dov Weiss, and Dov Linzer explained: "Our Yeshiva is firmly implanted in the Modern Orthodox community. It is a modern Orthodox Yeshiva. Because of the move towards insularization in the Orthodox community we have been using the adjective "open" to describe our commitments. We are fervently Orthodox with an unwavering commitment to Torah and halakha. At the same time we are intellectually open and we strive for greater inclusiveness in practice.
"Intellectual openness means that we encourage questioning and critical thinking as essential components of one's full avodat Hashem. In the context of Talmud Torah, this includes the integration of "outside" disciplines, such as academic Talmud, history, legal theory, and philosophy.
"Openness in practice means a willingness to interact with all Jews and to seek out within Halakha greater inclusiveness for women and non-Observant Jews."
Do you know of any reports of it on FR?
Does anyone have any reasonable guess as to to the geographic distance from the site where the biblical Haman was executed to modern-day Tehran?
Hmmm. Sounds pretty Left to me.