The Pile of Achashveirosh and the Pit of Haman

(to download the full piece with footnotes click here or email me ) The first stanza of the Selichos of Ta’anis Esther begins: “When an Adam – Haman- rose against us, and partnered with the devious kingdom, they decided to sell us like a mound of dirt and an empty pit with no one to…

Shushan Purim In Adar Rishon

Being as that this year is a Jewish leap year, it is correct to clarify the significance of Purim Koton. The Jewish calendar is a basic aspect of Judaism. The first Rashi in Chumash already informs us that the Torah should really have begun from Shemot Perek 12 where the first mitzvah that the Jews…