PURIM THEN AND NOW
By Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok Friedman, MS
Diaspora nearly came to a violent end with “Haman’s” Genocidal plans.
Indeed, a HOLOCAUST was in the
making, it was averted by the Jews themselves, by being the sole
fighting force against the armed anti Semites in the 127 provinces of
the then Persian empire.
Queen Esther and Mordechai played pivotal
roles in saving Persian Jewry. The Diaspora Jewish Community
liquidated 75,800 in total of their enemies, approximately 2,375
years ago. (Megeelas Esther Chapter 9.)
Chazal, our Sages, declared “Masah Ovous Simon lbonim” -
our ancestors’ deeds are for us to emulate! Ipso facto, today, the
new Persian Haman, Ayatollah and his ilk, need to be eradicated! For
they have declared to wipe Israel off the face of the earth with a
Indeed, in those days and today as we recite
on Purim in the Al Hanissan (Miracles)
Prayer (And for the miracles, and for the salvation, and for the
mighty deeds, and for the victories, and for the battles which you
performed for our forefathers in those days and today.)
(In the days of Mordechai and Esther, in
Shushan, the capital, when Haman, the wicked, rose
up against the Jews and sought to destroy, to slay, and
exterminate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, on the
thirteenth of the twelfth month which is the month of Adar, and to
plunder their possessions.
But You, in Your abundant mercy, nullified
his counsel and frustrated his intention and caused his design to return
upon his own head and they hanged him and his sons on the gallows.)
We always celebrate the demise of our
enemies by feasting, as we do on Purim. As it states in the Talmudic
Tractate of Sihmaichos, (Chapter 2, Halacha
10), “We attire in holiday garments, eat and drink merrily, that an
enemy of the Almighty perished.”
are to be established as Jewish Defense Leagues worldwide!! The
religious moral of the Purim Holiday is to combat anti-Semitism with MIGHT!!!!
May we be worthy to greet the Moshiach, (the real Jewish Messiah)
speedily in our days!!
TIZKU LMITZVOUS, and be Blessed
until 120 years old!!!!!