Purim: Perceiving the Reality Behind the Facade

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The Gemara provides 3 answers as to why we don’t say Hallel on Purim. The Shulchan Aruch only quotes 1 – that the Megillah is the Hallel of Purim. The Megillah shows us the Hand of God in concealment and is therefore more fitting for Purim which was a concealed miracle than Hallel, which is about open miracles.

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 25, 2018
Sponsored by Mel David in Gratitude to Hashem for the many blessings he has been given and by Marilyn Rosen