Megillat Esther
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav Mordechai Sabato "He Makes Nations Great and Destroys Them" – The Turning Point of the Megilla Upon examination of the book of Esther, we find that only after we have finished reading the entire book can we retroactively appreciate the significance of all the events it relates. Only after we have seen the picture in its entirety, from the third year of King Achashverosh to the twelfth year of his reign, do the many details join together to form a whole mosaic. Only then do we understand the contribution of each and every detail to the final miracle. Holiday Packages
Harav Baruch Gigi The Obligation of Women in Megilla Reading Are women obligated to read or to hear the megilla? Why is this not considered a regular time-bound positive mitzva? Can women read for men? Is there a difference between the reading at night and during the day? Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan "And It Came to Pass, in the Days of Achashverosh…" The absence of God in Megillat Ester is far more than a textual quirk; it reflects the deeper challenge for the Jews under the Persian Empire. Holiday Packages
Rav Yitzchak Etshalom Where is God in the Megilla Esther is the only book in T’nakh with absolutely no mention of God (by any Name). Much as the Midrash interprets some occurrences of “the king” in Esther (e.g. 6:1) as a reference to God, this is certainly not p’shat. Why is this story even included in the Biblical canon? Holiday Packages
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The Upside-Down World of Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Rav Asher Meir Mordekhai, the Jew of Shushan We should not let Haman's astonishing wickedness, nor his final defeat, blind us to his remarkable talents and the depths of the emotional turmoil which he acted out in his impassioned pursuit of Mordekhai and his people. Megillat Esther
Rav David Nativ The Historical Framework of Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Rav Avraham Shama Why Did Esther Hide Her Identity? Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Feasting and Fasting in Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Insights into Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Hidden Background of Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The Exchange of Letters at the End of Megillat Esther Megillat Esther
Rav Moshe Taragin Is Megillat Esther Patterned After a Sefer Torah Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman Did Achashverosh Know of Haman's Decree? Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Structure of the Book of Esther Megillat Esther
Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Mystery of the Disappearing Servant: On the Pivotal Dialogue between Mordekhai and Esther In chapter 4 of Megillat Esther, we leave the Persian setting of the Megilla and encounter the "Jewish dialogue" between Mordekhai and Esther. Megillat Esther
Rav Menachem Leibtag Megillat Ester, Its 'Hidden' Message Is the Megilla a satire? It certainly contains many strange details that beg interpretation. But if so, why would a satire be included in the Tanach. In the following shiur, we attempt to 'unmask' Megillat Esther by considering its historical and prophetic setting. Megillat Esther
Harav Yehuda Amital Desire and Fulfillment in the Purim Story If you wish to defeat your enemies, fulfill their every wish. Only in such a state, when they are satiated, will you be able to lead them to their demise. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Megillat Esther and Our Educational Dilemma Megillat Esther concerns not just relations between Jews and non-Jews, but also relations between Jews themselves. What does it teach us today? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Prof. Yonatan Grossman "Mordekhai Did Not Bow" The Meaning of Purim
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Need for a Quorum of Ten for Megila Reading Purim. Torah Reading. In this shiur, we shall deal with the communal dimension of megila reading, against the backdrop of the Gemara in Megila 5a. Topics in Halakha
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