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Esther (Entire book)

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman shares four lessons for today that we can draw from the holiday of Purim.

D'VAR TORAH
Exodus 10:1-13:16

When do we become fully adult? When we accept total responsibility for our actions. In this commentary on Parashat Bo, Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben examines Pharaoh's life and decisions to shed light on our own sense of moral responsibility for our deeds. 

D'VAR TORAH
Exodus 27:20-30:10

The Torah commands us to "wipe out the memory of Amalek...do not forget!" (Deut. 25) But is Amalek an external enemy—or something inside us?

Textual Sources, Purim
D'VAR TORAH
Exodus 27:20-30:10

The Torah commands us to "wipe out the memory of Amalek...do not forget!" (Deut. 25) What exactly does "Amalek" represent, and what might it mean to remember (or blot out) that memory? 

Textual Sources, Purim
D'VAR TORAH
Esther (Entire book)

This song, based on the Book of Esther, praises Vashti and Esther for their challenges to the king.

Purim, Music
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