by: Ari Kahn
How are the lives and tensions of Yakov and Esav manifested in Yom Kippur ritual and the holiday of Purim? And what does this have to do with drinking on Purim?
The underlying psychological, political and Kabbalistic motifs of the story of Esther
Purim is a raucous holiday. With gifts and costumes and perhaps a little wine, it is a day (or, in Israel, what seems like an entire week) of celebration and happiness. What is the source of this festive atmosphere?