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A message for Purim – No. 2

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NOTE: Purim 5775 starts Wednesday night, March 4, 2015, and continues until sundown on Thursday. The Book of Esther is the last book in history that is part of the Tanach (the Bible). It teaches us how to behave in a world where G-d is no longer revealed directly but where He continues to supervise His world even though He ... Read More »

A message for Purim – No. 1

NOTE: Purim 5775 starts Wednesday night, March 4, 2015, and continues until sundown on Thursday. Purim message by Rav Cherki: The Jews defied Haman by refusing to follow his dictatorial commands. At the time, many non-Jews took on Jewish customs and became Noahides. The wine of Purim symbolizes the fact that all of mankind receives their life from G-d.   – Purim ... Read More »

“If I Perish”

In an article for Tetzaveh (Zachor), 5773, Rabbi Cherki sees the story of Purim as a transfer of authority from Israel to the other nations for the era of the exile. Read More »