Category Archives: Purim

The Tree Fifty Cubits Tall

A teaching by Yehuda Leib Alter of Ger, from Sfas Emes, on Purim. It is written in the Gemara that we are obligated to become so intoxicated on Purim that we cannot tell the difference between “Blessed is Mordechai” and … Continue reading

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Till you can’t tell the difference

A guest posting by Ariel Evan Mayse (thanks Ariel!): a translation of R. Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apta on Purim, from Ohev Yisroel. Get ready. To see the Hebrew original, click here. Let us begin with the words of that holy … Continue reading

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Two Hasidic Masters on Esther

Two (abridged) teachings from Uziel Meizlish of Ostroha and Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir on Megillat Esther. From Tiferet Uziel: המן מן התורה מנין Where in Torah do we find Haman, Mordechai, and Esther? Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Hullin 139b For Torah is the source … Continue reading

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