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How did Mordechai wear garments of wool and linen?

Question: I know we are prohibited from wearing wool and linen together1 , how is it then that in the Megillah2 we find that Mordeichi wears fine linen...

Finding G-d

We can find G-d in Creation just as a painting is proof of an artist, and a book shows that it has an author. Yet some see only random void and emptiness,...

The Complete Story of Purim

Introduction Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people, in the year 3405 from Creation (356 bce), from Haman's plot "to destroy, kill...

Purim Vincent

Frankfort-on-the-Main, some 350 years ago... The city of Frankfort was even then an important center of business and trade. It was famous for its annual...

Purim Yemen

Once upon a time there reigned in Sana, the capital of Yemen, a mighty ruler, the Great Imam. He had a young son, whom he loved dearly. The young prince...

Purim Fossano

Fossano, in Northern Italy, lies at the foothills of the Alps, near the pass that crosses through the high mountains between France and Italy. The spring...

Purim Hebron

Among the special "Purims" which are celebrated by certain Jewish communities on certain days of the year, to commemorate some miracle, there is...

Purim Of The Curtains

You probably think I am joking, and the relationship between Purim and curtains goes no further than a Purim joke. Well, you are wrong. There was really a...

How did Mordechai become the leader of the Jewish people?

Jewish leaders of the caliber of Mordechai – whom our Sages compare to Moses1 – are not elected, but rather appointed… by G-d. The...

Why did Ahasuerus throw such a stupendous party? A 180 day party, wow!

The royal feast hosted by Ahasuerus was primarily a celebration of the perceived downfall of the Jews. Jeremiah prophesied that after seventy years of...