Purim is not simply playful, and the Megillah is not all merry. Rabbi Cosgrove uncovers the dark side of the tale of Esther and how the story has been turned around to justify violent acts. At this fraught time, we pray for a peaceful Purim.
Living a Jewish life, or any life of meaning, requires us to be adventurous and take leaps of faith. Rabbi Zauzmer shares stories from her recent honeymoon to Asia and explores the ultimate Jewish leap of faith found in this week's Torah portion.