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Rabbi Feivel Wagner

Reflections on Megillat Esther

March 17, 2008, by

The very act of making Esther part of Tanach demonstrates that even seemingly natural events are really God’s hand.  This is implied in the name “Megillat Esther” –  literally “revealing that which is hidden”. Part two of eight from the Torah Dimensions box set on Purim Themes.

The Themes of the Tisha B’Av Kinot

July 20, 2005, by

In this shiur Rabbi Feivel Wagner discusses the 3 types of Kinot we recite on Tisha B’Av: 1) mourning; 2) focus on the former glory & contrasting it with what is; 3) accepting responsibility for what occurred.