Purim and Anti-Semitism

Purim begins tonight after sundown with the reading of the Book of Esther. Tomorrow’s festivities include sending food packages to friends, giving charity and eating a festive meal. David Breakstone has written (in the Jerusalem Post) about what we can learn from the Book of Esther about anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism:

Our first line of defense against anti-Semitism need be engendering the sort of pride in being Jewish that Mordecai so nobly exemplified. Dealing appropriately with Haman will then follow naturally enough – not only in this generation, but also in the generations to come.”

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