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Your Purim 2019 Purim guide contains the story of Purim, and all you need to know about the 4 mitzvahs of Purim and the other observances of the day
Rabbi David Abudraham (14th century, Spain) writes that there had been an earlier custom for children to draw a picture or write the name of Haman on wood or stones
There is a certain madness to this idea of talking to G‑d, of saying “You” to the Ground of Reality.... Like the madness of love or of unbounded joy
G-d hardwired us to see our lives as mundane and contained within the so-called laws of nature, so that we are compelled to search Him out and find purpose, even where it seems there is none, within our personal life journey.
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