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Why do I have to go every Purim to hear the same story over again?

Let me suggest a number of reasons: 1. It’s not the “same story” every year; though the words haven’t changed in over 2,300 years....

Did Esther write The Scroll of Esther?

The Men of the Great Assembly wrote the Scroll of Esther, though they did so with Prophetic Vision (Ruach HaKodesh). This means that the Megillah is not...

Why is it called the Scroll of Esther?

The Scroll of Esther is called so since Queen Esther initiated the Scroll’s writing, lobbying the Men of the Great assembly to put the story of...

Why did the king just go along with Haman’s plot to murder all the Jews?

King Ahasuerus was far from an innocent bystander. Even before Haman entered the picture, Ahasuerus demonstrated his dastardly design to lead the Jews to...

Why did Mordechai stand up to Haman so publicly — shouldn’t we do things subtly?

Normally you are correct; one shouldn't go looking for trouble. There is no Mitzvah to stand outside a church on Sunday mornings proclaiming that you don't...

If Esther married a non-Jewish king, why are Jews against intermarriage?

Rabbi Silberberg: Good morning and welcome to Askmoses! How can I help you? Miriam: Good morning Rabbi. Maybe you can help me. I'm reading the Purim...

When did the Purim story take place?

In the year 3338 (423 BCE) the first Holy Temple is destroyed by the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar. At this time the majority of the Jews are...

What was Haman’s problem with the Jews?

So you want the reason for anti-Semitism? After all, the same question could be asked about Hitler or Eichmann, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusaders or...

Can you tell me the Purim story in brief?

Rabbi Marcus: Welcome to Askmoses.com. What's your question? onefoot: Can u tell me the whole Purim story in 500 words or less? Rabbi Marcus:...

Was Esther Mordechai's niece or cousin?

Rebecca: Hi. It says in the Megillah that Mordechai and Esther are cousins, but most people think and say that Mordechai is Esther’s uncle. Why is...