Purim Sameach!

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A decorative Megillah on display at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam.

Tonight we had a nice meeting at our study center.  Baruch read the Megillah in Hebrew while we followed along.  Then we had some desserts and great fellowship.  We were so glad to have several visitors and hope they will return.

Judaism requires the hearing of the reading of the Megillah.  In our city, there is a sect of Judaism which set up a tent outside the mall and had continuous Megillah readings every half hour from last night through this morning, because they wanted to help people to fulfill the mitzvah.  What a neat idea!

The following verse is something we should all commit to memory:

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish.  And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?”    Esther 4:14

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Plaque I saw at a clothing store when I was stranded in Minneapolis.

The reading of Esther should motivate us to listen to the voice of G-d and obey what He tells us to do.  Sometimes it may be something small.  Sometimes it might be huge.  But, most times we don’t know the full extent of the impact.

Let’s pray that we will be obedient to the L-rd so that we might be a tool in His work. What a blessing that would be!

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