Purim: The Hidden Hand of Hashem

The book of Esther is certainly an odd duck. Alone of all the books of the Tanakh (OT), it does not contain any direct mention of Hashem, not even to state that its principles prayed for their deliverance. Martin Luther was certainly vexed by the book, writing in Table Talk,  I am so great an enemy …

Hidden Treasures in the Book of Esther

As we rapidly approach Purim, we find ourselves in as much turmoil as our forebears (whether physical or spiritual) who lived through the events that led up to it.  As news continues to pour in of the incredible toll of the earthquake in Japan and upheaval in the Middle-east, of the collapse of the American …

The Silent Times (Repost)

A little under two months from now, the new year, as defined by God (Exo. 12:2), will begin--and with it a new cycle of salvation. There's an old saying that "a Jew's catechism is his calendar"--and that's more true than most know. God's entire plan of salvation for Israel--and by extension, the world--is laid out on …