Exploring the Purim Story
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Join Halle Kannanack and Jeff Golden (two of our Yom Kippur afternoon presenters!) for an evening of discussions on the themes of Purim.
The Purim story is one of the most often told in the Jewish tradition, and Purim is sometimes regarded as the most joyous of Jewish holidays. But there are aspects of the story that often get left out or are given very little attention--very important parts. Please join us this Sunday evening for a brief telling of the Purim story, and a discussion of some of these vital aspects.
For example, what are we to make of the king having his previous wife executed for not showing her beauty before him and his drunken friends?
And what relevance does it have for us today that Mordechai refused to bow before Haman?
And we will give particular attention to the question of what does it mean for victims to turn aggressors, and for the Jews to kill some 75,000 people at the end of the story.
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