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Teva, Tabaas, and Purim: What Lashon HaKodesh Reveals

Rabbi Doniel Baron

In lashon hakodesh, every word is replete with meaning, and when words share similar letters, it denotes some sort of relationship between those words. What is the relationship between the words tubu (sunk), teva (nature), and taba’as (a ring), and how do they relate to Purim story?

 

The Great Fish Debate

Rabbi Shneur Zalman Revach & Rabbi Mordechai Kuber

- ANISAKIS: THE CASE FOR CONCERN Rabbi Shneur Zalman Revach - ANISAKIS: NO NEW CAUSE FOR CONCERN Rabbi Mordechai Kuber

 

Purim Vinz: Another Purim, less than a week later?

Dr. P. Preschel Herzog

In 1614, 1,380 Jews – the entire Jewish community of Frankfurt, including its rav, Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz, author of the Shlah (Shnei Luchos HaBris) – were expelled from the city after being pillaged by a mob. A year and a half later, Frankfurt’s Jews were back, and celebrated 20 Adar as “Purim Vincenz” or “Purim Fettmilch” for several centuries thereafter.

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