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Saturday, March 19 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Esther's Story: Two Versions of Purim

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Each year, we observe the festival of Purim, as has been practiced for over 2,300 years. We read the Megillah, the "Scroll of Esther"; we send gifts of food to our friends; we increase in charity to the poor; and we partake of a festive meal, replete with food, drink, and unbridled joy. Originally, Mordechai and Esther, the two heroes of the Purim story, advanced   different ideas of how Purim should be commemorated. Learn what each proposed and how it is connected to their individual roles in the Purim story.  We will discuss why the Rabbis of the  Geat Assembly sided with Esther. This discussion will be stimulating and practical for our day-to-day lives.

Speakers
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Yossie Nemes

Rabbi Yossie Nemes grew up in Brooklyn and graduated in 1987 from Yeshiva Gedolah College in Johannesburg, South Africa. He had the privilege of studying under the Lubavitcher Rebbe for many years. He and his wife Chanie have served the NOLA Jewish community for more than 25 years... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Gates of Prayer -- Board Room 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South, Metairie, LA 70002