February 19, 2013

Abraham Lincoln as Queen Esther

Aaron Zelinsky, Huffington Post

For American Jews, this week contains a holiday double-header. On Monday we observe Presidents Day. This Saturday we celebrate Purim, commemorating the Jews' salvation from genocide as recounted in the Book of Esther.

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

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TAGGED: Judaism, Purim, Abraham Lincoln


October 17, 2013
Judaism Will Only Win If...
David Suissa, Jewish Journal
There’s a nasty food fight going on right now in the Orthodox world between the stringent groups and the more open ones.This latest brouhaha was ignited when the “open Orthodox” Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) yeshiva... more ››