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  • Megilla (Purim Story) of Saddam

    03/18/2003 2:13:59 PM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 328+ views
    Shmais ^ | Mar. 18, 2003 | Dovi Scheiner
    1. And it was in the days of Saddam Hussein of Iraq, who might have been the ruler of 127 villages, from Baghdad to Basra, were it not for the fact the he burned and gassed many of them, including a particularly devastating mustard gas attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988. 2. Now it happened that Saddam’s mistress of thirty years, Parisoula Lampsos, granted an interview to Claire Shipman of ABC news. She related, among other things, that Saddam loved watching The Godfather, listening to "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra, and watching videos of his...
  • PURIM 5763 -- A Festival Of Joy And Revelry

    03/17/2003 7:22:20 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 8 replies · 184+ views ^ | 03/14/2003 | By Flora Zechtzer
    "So many Hamans, but just one Purim." Proverb It is almost spring. The brown and somber trees of winter are starting to don their costumes of sparkling magical green. People with smiles on their faces are anxiously shedding their heavy clothing despite a chill still in the air. The tyrant winter is not quite overthrown but oh so close.
  • Gulf War "I" Ended on Purim . . . Gulf War" II" COULD Start on or close to Purim

    03/16/2003 9:44:49 PM PST · by Quix · 7 replies · 725+ views
    Gulf War "I" Ended on Purim. Prayer Needed As Gulf War" II" COULD Start on or close to Purim Some Urgent Prayer Points for Purim Rick Ridings from Jerusalem Mar 16, 2003 Interestingly enough this evening (March 16) and tomorrow are called the “Fast of Esther” in the Hebrew Calendar. Tomorrow evening (Monday, 17 March) at sundown begins the Hebrew “Feast of Purim”, the annual celebration of the great, miraculous intervention of God recorded in the book of Esther. This is the anniversary of the amazing turn-around, when Haman, who had cleverly planned the destruction of the Jews, ended...
  • Stalin´s Death 50 Years Ago This Month: A "Little Purim"

    03/13/2003 12:17:10 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 602+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 March 2003
    Stalin´s Death 50 Years Ago This Month: A "Little Purim" During this month marking 50 years since the death of the vicious tyrant Josef Stalin, theories again abound as to the cause of his demise. The New York Times reported ten days ago on a new book, entitled "Stalin's Last Crime," which brings new evidence to support an old theory that Stalin was poisoned. Another new book, however, puts the likely poisoning into historical perspective. Dr. Alex Rashin, author of newly-published "Why Didn't Stalin Murder All the Jews?," notes that Stalin collapsed into his fatal coma on March 1, 1953...
  • Saddam's disarmament calendar coincidence (vanity)

    03/10/2003 9:18:40 AM PST · by Salman · 4 replies · 156+ views
    self | 10 March 2003 | Salman
    Saddam's "drop dead" date is March 17th. This year that's the Fast of Esther on the Jewish Calendar, the day before Purim. Purim celebration is of the fun and games variety. It commemorates the execution of Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jews. We are to see the hand of God in what happened, yet in the story itself Haman is defeated without any miraculous supernatural intervention. Just people taking care of business. See the book of Esther in the Bible for more details.
  • Old Masks, New Masks

    02/12/2003 2:08:08 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 378+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11 February 2003 | Yaffa Ganz
    opinion Old Masks, New Masks Yaffa Ganz 11 February 2003 Who says history doesn´t repeat itself? Once again, in the Hebrew month of Adar, Jews are being threatened with war and destruction. Once again, as in the time of Haman, and more recently in the Gulf War, the threat originates in the northeastern corner of the Fertile Crescent - in the Mesopotamiam-Babylonian-Persian-Irani-Iraqi quarter of the world. Once again, Jews in the Land of Israel are being told to prepare for an attack, an unprecendented attack in the annals of world history. This time, not just fire and metal, but chemicals,...