Adapted and excerpted from a previously published essay by Rabbi Hershel Billet, Morah D’Asra Young Israel of Woodmere. These selections are not meant to be the final arbiter. If you have any questions, please consult a competent halachic authority. Provided by the Orthodox Union’s Department of Synagogue Services. FAST OF THE FIRSTBORN MALES: Since one […]
Mordechai was perplexed about why Esther was selected to become the queen…until Haman’s decree. Once Mordechai learns of the decree we are told that “Mordechai Yada” meaning that he understood what Hashem had in mind. Part three of eight from the Torah Dimensions box set on Purim Themes.
The party at the beginning of the Megillah causes the king’s economic problems. This leads to the decree against the Jews & Esther’s plot to bring down Haman.