Purim is an amazing holiday that begins at nightfall on March 4th this year. The holiday is historic in nature as well as biblical. We celebrate the efforts of Esther, her uncle Mordecai and the choices she made in using her G-d given talents to save her people.
It's not always easy to go out of our way to help others and sometimes it's dangerous. Mordecai knew only Esther had the ability to "step up" and help out. He told her it was her time and that this, more than beauty, more than grace was her time.
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We all have choices to make. We can stand by and watch as danger approaches or we can get involved and make a difference. This week we celebrate the choices Esther made and how those choices altered history.
Happy Purim from Adas Israel!