Reb Lisa's Message - Purim
Purim! Tomorrow! Come Celebrate in Community!
Purim is many things, some of which are actually quite paradoxical. During Adar, the month in which Purim falls, we increase in joy. And yet, we remember a story that is quite disturbing. Haman wanted to kill all the Jews and set a date, the 13th of Adar, to do it. Joyful? Not even! But in this story, we remember Queen Esther, who stood up to the forces of evil and risked her life on behalf of her people. Queen Esther is a strong female leader who fights for what is morally correct. She stands up to prejudice and evil. Inspirational? Yes! And inspiration brings joy.
As always, our ancient texts ring true in every era. Now more than ever, we need strong leaders who lead by example, who pursue justice, who stand up to forces of evil and destruction. And how encouraging to find, in our tradition, a female role model who is lauded for her courage, her values, her wisdom, and strategic thinking. May Purim and our remembrance of Queen Esther inspire us all to emulate her ways. Ken Yehi Ratzon. May it be so.
We have a wonderful Purim celebration planned for tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm, in our Zoom-Shul!
Make sure to read all the details on the flyer in the eBlast
! Let's party and experience the joy Adar brings, in community!