Fast of Esther/TZAV (Leviticus, 6:1-8:36)/ Purim — “PURIM — A DAY LIKE YOM KIPPUR??”

On the surface, they couldn’t be more different.  Yom Kippur is a somber day of fasting, contemplation, and prayer.  Purim is a day of feasting, celebration, and, ok, prayer.  On Yom Kippur, we focus on the spiritual.  On Purim, it seems, we focus on the material.

I must confess that my choice of a title to this article was inaccurate.  Purim is not like Yom Kippur; on the contrary, Yom Kippur is a day that attempts to be like Purim!…

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Additional messages from previous years:

“Don’t Do Me Any Favors!” (2010)

“The Breastbone’s Connected to the …” (2005)

“The Eternal Flame” (2003)


Published in: on March 16, 2011 at 7:37 am  Leave a Comment  

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