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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 it’s 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 Jews—indeed all people who believe in justice—must come together in solidarity. Queen Esther delared, “Gather all the Jews in this city” for fasting and prayer (Book of Esther 4:16). We’ve 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.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; nukes; purim

1 posted on 02/28/2007 11:05:15 AM PST by dervish
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To: SJackson; Alouette

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2 posted on 02/28/2007 11:06:05 AM PST by dervish ("To fight for King and Country is to fight for the future.But a barren society has no future" Steyn)
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To: dervish
The Iranians are the ones that better start praying because their punk-slapping is at hand.
3 posted on 02/28/2007 11:26:36 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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4 posted on 02/28/2007 11:56:28 AM PST by SJackson (No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms, Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SJackson

I generally refer to Pres. Ahmamadjihadi as "Haman."


5 posted on 02/28/2007 12:07:06 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: dervish

Ironic, tommorrow's first reading at daily mass is going to be a reading from the book of Esther.


6 posted on 02/28/2007 12:30:27 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Biggirl

File under....

There are no coincidences? ;-)


7 posted on 02/28/2007 12:41:57 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Biggirl

"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.


8 posted on 02/28/2007 12:47:43 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

See post 8. Less mysterious.


9 posted on 02/28/2007 12:48:11 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: MeanWestTexan

LOL Hmmmm.


10 posted on 02/28/2007 12:52:44 PM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: MeanWestTexan

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.


11 posted on 02/28/2007 1:31:09 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

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.


12 posted on 02/28/2007 1:34:39 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: Biggirl

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.


13 posted on 02/28/2007 1:51:36 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: MeanWestTexan
More from Freeper University.

Thank you !

14 posted on 02/28/2007 3:06:48 PM PST by happygrl
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To: MeanWestTexan

"Lots of hung over Jews monday."

;-)


15 posted on 02/28/2007 4:36:12 PM PST by dervish ("To fight for King and Country is to fight for the future.But a barren society has no future" Steyn)
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16 posted on 03/01/2007 4:21:53 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: dervish

17 posted on 03/01/2007 4:39:54 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: stm
The Iranians are the ones that better start praying because their punk-slapping is at hand.

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 :-(

18 posted on 03/01/2007 5:02:01 AM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: dervish
Turns out that "Ahmadinejad" contains all the letters of "Haman." In English, at least.

I'm impressed. Other than the ZOA, all the organizations listed are ultra-liberal and probably don't even celebrate Purim.

19 posted on 03/01/2007 5:04:04 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher-`asah lekha `Amaleq, baderekh betze'tekhem miMitzrayim.)
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To: dervish

Can non-Jews join you in your prayers?


20 posted on 03/01/2007 6:01:59 AM PST by McGavin999 ("Hard is not Hopeless" General Petraeus)
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To: Tabi Katz

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.


21 posted on 03/01/2007 6:26:16 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Thank-you for the info.


22 posted on 03/01/2007 10:35:21 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: McGavin999

Of course.


23 posted on 03/01/2007 12:34:17 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Then I shall gladly join you.


24 posted on 03/01/2007 12:35:38 PM PST by McGavin999 ("Hard is not Hopeless" General Petraeus)
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To: McGavin999

FYI

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793045/posts?page=28#28


25 posted on 03/01/2007 12:42:44 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: McGavin999
of course.

"This is the moment when Jews—indeed all people who believe in justice—must come together in solidarity."

26 posted on 03/01/2007 1:55:39 PM PST by dervish ("To fight for King and Country is to fight for the future.But a barren society has no future" Steyn)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I got the announcement via AMCHA, Rabbi Avi Weiss' organization. He spearheads many of these events.


27 posted on 03/01/2007 1:57:43 PM PST by dervish ("To fight for King and Country is to fight for the future.But a barren society has no future" Steyn)
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To: dervish
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.

28 posted on 03/01/2007 3:51:46 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher-`asah lekha `Amaleq, baderekh betze'tekhem miMitzrayim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

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.

http://www.yctorah.org/

" 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."


29 posted on 03/01/2007 5:36:25 PM PST by dervish ("To fight for King and Country is to fight for the future.But a barren society has no future" Steyn)
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To: dervish
Were you at the rally today, by any chance?

Do you know of any reports of it on FR?

30 posted on 03/01/2007 9:49:51 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: dervish; Alouette; MeanWestTexan

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?


31 posted on 03/01/2007 9:54:44 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: dervish

Hmmm. Sounds pretty Left to me.


32 posted on 03/02/2007 7:21:31 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher-`asah lekha `Amaleq, baderekh betze'tekhem miMitzrayim.)
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