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This page collects sermons, Torah commentary, and other resources related to a particular Torah portion or holiday reading.

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D'VAR TORAH
Esther (Entire book)

Purim teaches the dangers of accepting a single, simplistic story about others. As we uncover our own complicated selves this holiday, let us be willing to open to the complicated and nuanced stories around us.

D'VAR TORAH
Esther (Entire book)

A program writeup for Purim

Purim, Program Planning
D'VAR TORAH
Esther (Entire book)

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