Holidays

Purim L’Netzach

March 5, 2009, by

Understanding the difference between discovery and recognition; Why Purim is forever. Esther Wein’s new shiur for Purim.

Persia, 369 BCE – 355 BCE

March 5, 2009, by

Miriam nervously stirred the pot of overcooked lentils, as she watched Shmuel putting on his finest silk robe. “Don’t you think there is something wrong with you going to a party that celebrates our people’s downfall? Some king thinks our exile has gone beyond its prescribed seventy year limit, he throws a party to show […]

Blessed Mordechai, Cursed Haman

March 4, 2009, by

Not knowing the difference on Purim between Blessed is Mordechai and Cursed is Haman. Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, NY March 4, 2009.

Second Thoughts: From Badbad to Kushwait

March 4, 2009, by

I dunno – I just don’t know. You’d think that after 2365 years the story would be over already. Finished, old hat, dead as a doornail and utterly boring. I mean, how long can the same story keep happening, over and over again, even in up-dated versions? Yet here it is again in all its […]

Cold Cuts Knishes

March 4, 2009, by

Before I present this idea, yes, I know, cold cuts and hot dogs are not terribly healthy. They are also high in salt, fat, and other such lovely things. However, for the few times of year I use these ideas, they do have their purpose…and besides, they are only the side dish, not the main […]

Purim Seuda For a Crowd

March 4, 2009, by

Sometimes the meal on Purim is just a cozy one, of you and a few friends, maybe just family. Other times, before you know it, you have a real crowd to feed… what should you make??? I have done it before when a crowd was expected, and the best advice I can give is to […]

Purim’s Hidden Foodie Message

March 3, 2009, by

Did you know that the Purim story lasted for 13 years? 13 years in which God was hidden. Food combined with hidden spirituality is a major theme of the Purim story and it was through this the Jewish people were saved. Here are a collection of interesting insights into both food and customs and some […]