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  • Where the Name of God is Found in the Megillah

    09/08/2018 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 11 replies
    Chabad, Bible, Misc. ^ | Sept. 8, 2018 | Various
    Why Isn’t G-d’s Name Mentioned in the Megillah?Compare the story of Purim with that of our other holidays. Ever notice how the plot features no open miracles? No seas split, no mass revelation, no dwelling in clouds for forty years, and no overcoming an enemy a hundred times our size using guerrilla warfare. What did happen? A lot of people were in the right place at the right time to provide just the political clout necessary when needed. What a coincidence. Of course, the word “coincidence” is not part of the Jewish lexicon. All these events were deliberately orchestrated...
  • Happy Purim!

    03/01/2018 5:00:54 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 13 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Today, Jewish people from around the world celebrate the holiday of Purim. Purim commemorates the day in which the Jewish people living in areas controlled by the Persian empire were victorious in fighting against their enemies those who had plotted to destroy them and were victorious. The word purim or lots in Hebrew refers to the lots which were drawn by the wicked Haman, advisor to King Ahasuerus, to determine the best date to eradicate the Jews on. It was during the period between the destruction of the first Holy Temple and the building of the second Holy...
  • Esther and the King (1960)

    03/24/2016 11:56:54 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/24/'13 | ClassicHollywood
    Click on the link to watch the movie.
  • Reading of The Book of Esther Megillat Hebrew for Purim

    03/22/2016 10:07:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/13/'13 | Rabbi Moshe Weisblum
    Click on the link for the video.
  • A Stern Warning for Catholic Leaders From the Book of Esther

    10/31/2015 3:35:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | October 28, 2015 | MSGR. CHARLES POPE
    There is a brief passage in the Book of Esther that serves as reminder to Catholic and other political leaders, judges, and other high officials and leaders, (not to exclude those of the clerical and religious ranks in the Church). For indeed, all who attain to higher leadership will one day render an account to the Lord for their leadership. The fundamental warning of this text from Esther is not to forget who we are and whose we are and that God has placed Catholic leaders in higher authority to advance the Kingdom of God not our own standing. Let’s...
  • Zarif says Iran an historic haven of the Jewish people

    03/05/2015 4:32:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Iranian FM Zarif says that Netanyahu's position reflects "bigotry" over facts. WASHINGTON Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says that his country has saved the Jewish people three times in history, and does not seek their annihilation. In an interview with NBC News, Zarif rejected characterizations to the contrary put forth by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in an address to a joint meeting of the US Congress. Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us, Netanyahu said on the eve of Purim, commemorating the salvation of Irans Jews under threats...
  • Secrets in the Scroll of Esther

    02/22/2015 9:25:03 PM PST · by Phinneous · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/3/2013 | Rabbi Mordechai Kraft
    A video class (in English y'all) about the history of "Amalek" and a seemingly superfluous verse in the Scroll of Esther. In short (if you don't have 48 minutes to listen to a fascinating class) -The nation of Amalek in the Bible is the modern nation of Germany (the Rabbi lists Jewish Rabbinical sources stating it will be such-- even before the Midevil kingdoms of Germany emerged) -Esther asks King Achashverosh to (Es 9:13) Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto...
  • SARAH PALIN HOPES TO RUN FOR OFFICE AGAIN: WOULD 'BUG THE CRAP' OUT OF LIBERALS

    10/28/2014 7:22:28 PM PDT · by Bratch · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Deal with it.Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said she hopes to again run for elected office.In a Tuesday interview on Fox Business with Stuart Varney, Palin gleefully acknowledged that getting back in the political arena will "bug the crap" out of liberals and the mainstream press. [...] Nobody has ever exposed the mainstream media for who they truly are, including their double standards and ugly biases, than Palin. In addition, she has also allowed opportunistic and jealous Republicans--especially insecure male losers who may have unresolved issues from their past that they can't seem to let...
  • Sarah Palin Calls for a Convention of the States to Stop Obama

    04/22/2014 7:50:50 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Sarah Palin renewed her call for a Convention of the States today. She has joined conservatives like George Will and Mark Levin in supporting a constitutional, Article V Convention of the States in order to propose specific amendments designed to rein in and limit the federal government running wild under President Obama. More and more people, legislators and states continue to join the growing movement calling for a Convention of the States.
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "Esther and the King"(1960)

    03/30/2014 10:04:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1960 | Raoul Walsh
  • How to Read the Papers (Insights into the Scroll of Esther)

    02/25/2013 8:56:58 PM PST · by Phinneous · 1 replies
    TheYeshiva.net ^ | 3/10/09 | Rabbi Joseph Jacobson
    How to Read the Newspaper & the Websites Learning from the Megillah how to Understand World Events. A Wild King Throws a Feast for 187 Days, But What Does It Got To Do with the Jewish Mission?
  • The Book of Obama: The Ganza Megillah

    03/11/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    The story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther, a long, detailed story known as the "Megillah." In Yiddish, the term "Ganza Megillah" has a number of meanings -- usually a long story -- which is how I am using it now. This week was Purim, the start of the post-mortem releases of the Breitbart tapes on Obama. This is the beginning of the Breitbart effort to force the first open media focus on the racism at the heart of so called Critical Race Studies and an honest examination of who Obama really is. I think all three...
  • Esther Fast

    12/16/2011 8:49:37 AM PST · by Uriel-2012 · 11 replies
    Wilbur Ministries ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Wilbur Ministries
    A video by Paul Wilber about the metaphor of Esther saving the nation of Israel through prayer and fasting
  • Sarah and Esther [This will drive the Left nuts!]

    05/26/2011 5:00:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | May 26, 2011 | The Editors
    The growing signs that Sarah Palin may enter the race for president are igniting warnings that she takes inspiration from Esther. The signs that she might run include reports that she has purchased a house that could serve as a base for a national campaign, that she has given her approval to a film that depicts her years as governor of Alaska and that will debut at Iowa, and that shes launching a One Nation bus tour. One of the warnings about her that crossed our screen was a blog post by Andrew Sullivan, who writes that Mrs. Palin is...
  • Dancing In The Street As Governor Palin Arrives In Israel

    03/19/2011 9:52:42 PM PDT · by dalight · 218 replies
    Sheya ^ | March 19, 2011 | Staff Writer
    Upon Governor Palins arrival Israelis will be celebrating the festivities of Purim. Purim is the day Jews celebrate the story of Esther. Its a very festive day. Kids dress up and food gifts are distributed to family and friends. People are very joyous and its common to see lots of singing and dancing in the streets. Its customary to drink lots of wine on Purim. It is also a day of giving a lot of money to charity. Everywhere in the world, including most of Israel, Purim began at sundown on Saturday night and ends after sundown on Sunday night....
  • 'Stuxnet specifically targeted Iranian nuclear program' (New Details Revealed)

    11/20/2010 8:21:03 AM PST · by mojito · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2010 | Staff
    The German computer security expert who first reported that the Stuxnet worm was designed to attack targets in Iran said the virus specifically attacked the country's nuclear program, in a report posted Friday. In his analysis, Ralph Langner said Stuxnet contained two distinct "digital warheads," specifically designed to attack military targets: Uranium enrichment plants and the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Langner said that the portion of the worm that targeted Uranium enrichment plants manipulated the speeds of mechanical parts in the enrichment process, which would ultimately "result in cracking the rotor, thereby destroying the centrifuge." He said the strategic importance...
  • Rabbi OKs Spy Sex

    10/08/2010 12:15:25 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 59 replies · 4+ views
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Marc Tracy
    Today in Rabbis Say the Darndest Things, Ari Schvat ruled that female Mossad agents may engage in honey-pot sexI had never heard the phrase before eitheras part of their missions. Which is to say, they can sleep with men as part of their espionage. Among other things, Schvat cited Biblical precedent: Esther slept with the Persian king to save the Jews (though werent they married anyway?), and apparently Yael slept with the enemy of her husband in order to tire him out so that his head could be more easily chopped off (Book of Judges, yo).
  • In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue (Myrtus)

    09/30/2010 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies
    NYT via CNBC ^ | Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 8:06 AM ET | John Markoff and David E. Sanger
    Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Irans race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them. That use of the word Myrtus which can be read as an allusion to Esther to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind...
  • In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

    09/30/2010 9:50:21 AM PDT · by null and void · 6 replies
    CNBC/NYT ^ | 30 Sep 2010 | John Markoff and David E. Sanger
    Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Irans race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them. That use of the word Myrtus which can be read as an allusion to Esther to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind...
  • In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

    09/30/2010 11:59:40 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    nytimes ^ | 9/29 | By JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID E. SANGER
    Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Irans race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them. That use of the word Myrtus which can be read as an allusion to Esther to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind...