Monday, March 13, 2006

Look Up: A Thought on Purim

A friend just sent me this dvar Torah on Purim and I really liked it:

The Megillah emphasizes that Esther is an orphan. An orphan has no one to depend on and is therefore completely dependent on Hashem The story of Purim could only take place when the Jews were completely dependent on Hashem. They had to realize that their salvation could only, only come from Hashem--that He was who they had to appeal to, who they had to pray to, pelad with. And the miracles of Purim came when they had this realization--when they felt so helpless and hopeless that they turned to Hashem in utter depseration, with the recognition that help could only come from Above.

May we all reach this level (though hopefully without so much pain).

3 Comments:

At 3/13/06, 1:43 PM, Blogger ליפא שנילצער said...

May the Ribono shel olam grant us all infinite joy on the wonderful day of purim so our souls should find his grace and presence abundant in the obvious, hidden and everything in between

 
At 3/13/06, 4:50 PM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

amen

purim sameach!!!!

 
At 3/13/06, 7:23 PM, Blogger Masmida said...

A similar idea about Esther...

She was an orphan, someone who had never had the experience of being the center of the world the way most of us feel as children. Someone who had no sense of entitlement.

She was the kind of person who made others feel important, which is why everyone liked her.

Which is why she's green...the center of the color spectrum, the one always in the middle

 

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