Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Belated Purim!

Here is a link to a shiur delivered at Gerber & Co. before Purim. It's about priests and kings and their clothes - and how Purim takes God's monarchy to a whole new level. (Please excuse my raspy voice; I had a cold.)

My only addendum is a better example for the final point in the shiur. The Gemora (Megillah 12b-13a) reports something unsurprising: the Jews of Shushan were critical of Mordechai's refusal to bow to Haman. This incited Haman's hated and led to the decree to annihilate the Jews. It is understandable that the people blamed Mordechai, but in retrospect, Mordechai's failure to bow led not to the destruction of the Jews but to the hanging of Haman. So much for human judgement.

This is why we drink until we can't tell the different between right and wrong. On Purim we realize that we never can.

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