Why do we do so many unique actions on Purim? Why do we distribute money to poor? Food gifts to friends? Dress up in costumes? Hear the story of Esther twice? Drunken feast?

What is Purim really all about?

Join me as we uncover, through the verses in the Megila, the underlying theme of Jewish unity in the Purim story and how that plays out in the mitzvahs of Purim.

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Happy listening!

Rabbi Moshe

Sources: Megilas Esther – https://www.sefaria.org/Esther.3.8?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en, Gr’a on Esther – https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=39741&st=&pgnum=40,

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