Purim Story Summary

Feb 20, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
Purim Queen Esther

Purim Story Summary Introduction King Achashverosh reigns over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. In the third year of his reign, he made a magnificent 180-day feast for the nobles of his lands, followed by a week-long feast for the people of Shushan, his capital city. Queen Vashti throws a party in her house for the women. The drunk king commands the queen to appear before his party wearing nothing […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Terumah

Feb 15, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Terumah Reading: Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 Haftarah: Kings 1 5:26 – 6:13 Parsha Summary – Termuah God Speak to Moses The previous Torah portion ended when Moses ascended Mount Sinai in clouds and smoke to collect the tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed. God tells Moses to build a place where the Children of Israel can bring offerings and gifts to Him, and to build a sanctuary […]

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Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha

Feb 13, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
adar, happiness, freedom

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar – the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar. This month is home to one of the most exciting holidays in the Jewish calendar: Purim! Purim is unique in the Jewish calendar because, unlike other festivals which are intended as celebratory or happy or joyful, Purim doesn’t carry happiness in name or intention alone. In the Talmud – the enormous, multi-volume Aramaic […]

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