With Purim on Sunday and loads to do before then, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish my readers a Purim sameach.
This Purim, as so many in past years, Israel finds itself on the heels of yet another terror attack. But even in our sadness, we are commanded to rejoice. While it sometimes feels as though we Jews are hanging by a thread on this planet, Purim is a reminder that attempts—large and small—to destroy us have all failed, and that while humankind may have forsaken us, Hashem never has, even when He chooses to operate behind the scenes. And that, I suppose, is worth celebrating.
The Maccabeats, a singing group from Yeshiva University, has made a wonderful video of their “Purim Song” to tell the story of Esther and celebrate the Jews’ victory with song, play, and merriment. Enjoy.