Megillat Esther is a scroll of hiding and seeking – its mysteries have not yet been fully revealed. In this unmasking of one of the book’s curiosities Phyllis Silverman Kramer and Mordecai Kramer explore the 6 appearances of the word Yehudim with a double-yud spelling and correlate them to 6 particular miracles and corresponding halakhic observances.
Dov Lerner writes on what makes John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” so revolutionary and so significant to the religious reader: “Milton dismantles the epic celebration of mortal combat so paradigmatic of Homer and Virgil—depicting belligerence as the blemish of the weak, and resilience as the sign of the strong.”
TODAY // Join RCA and TRADITION for a special online panel discussing Ukrainian Jewry's war-time challenges. Panelists will detail their heroic struggle in the face of the humanitarian and refugee crisis unfolding on the Polish border, their work on the ground as communal leaders, the fears and prospects for Jewish institutions going forward—and help us understand the realities of this rapidly unfolding tragedy with greater nuance. Wednesday, March 9 at 12:30 pm ET.