Tag Archives: Haman

Torah Portion Humor, sort of – Purim Edition

Purim: What it is and how to observe.  Read the Book of Esther; it’s not that long and reads like a novel, which it may well be. [Quick scorecard: Mordechai is the hero and the uncle of Esther, a nice … Continue reading

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Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26), Shabbat Zachor (Deut: 25:17-19), Purim

Interesting mix of moods this week: We start Leviticus (Vayikra) with instructions for sacrifices; remember an ancient enemy of the Israelites and the failure of Saul as king; and, on Purim (Wednesday night and Thursday), read how a nice Jewish … Continue reading

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Special Purim Edition

(Purim starts Wednesday night.  Enjoy!) Purim is a holiday based on the Book of Esther, so go read it.  I wrote here last year, “the observance of Purim, which is based on the Book of Esther (most likely a historical … Continue reading

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Tzav (Lev. 6:1 – 8:36 ), Shabbat Zachor (Deut. 25:17-19 ), Purim

Interesting mix this weekend: ashes, offerings and ordinations; remembering a spineless enemy; a king refuses to kill another king and so loses his kingdom; and a nice Jewish girl becomes queen of Persia. The weekly portion starts with instructions to … Continue reading

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