Complete Idiots

Complete Idiots Guide to Purim

Many believe that we Jews celebrate Holidays to commerate past events or for the sake of keeping tradition, or celebrating the victory of the Jews over Haman. But the Truth is much more meaningful. As we know these days were already established already at the time of Creation. On Purim and other Holydays, we taken back to the same moment of time and energy released the first time the event took place. It is a time where we are able to take that specific energy and transform ourselves.

Purim: The Holiday in HidingPurim is of the most joyful and mystical of days. The more we delve into it, the more we discover. It is said that when the end of Days draws near, all holidays including yom kippur will be abolished, but Purim will stand till eternity.

There are a few important mitvoth and ideas, that are specific for this day, I hope all of us can partake in them, many of them to not take more than a couple minutes. Drink, celebrate, and enjoy, but also discover what’s behind the mask.

                                    PURIM IS MARCH 20-21ST 2008

 

1) Listening of the Megila

      Once Thursday Night

      Once Friday Morning

    The important factor here, unlike going to Synagogue on Shabbat, is that every single word of the Megila must be heard, in order for you to fulfill this mitzvah. So if you miss the first word, nope doesn’t count. (Hopefully this encourages people to go, rather than not!)

 

Gifts to Friends and the Poor2) Gifts to the 2 Poor People

     Must be minimum of $5 to two poor Jews. More is better of course.

     Giving it anonymously is best, (through a messenger). Must be given during the day of Purim (Tuesday)     more details

 

 3) Gifts to 1 One friend

    Must include 2 different types of food. Make it beautiful and give it to friend/family member! Must be given during day of Purim (Tuesday)    more info

 

4) Dress up (but not as the opposite sex! more info)

    Some of us dress up for Halloween! a goyish Holiday! but not for our own!! The secrets of wearing masks has deep and beautiful kabbalistic ideas behind it. Learn more!

 

5) Have a Fiest!

     Meat and Wine is the key! Get together, go to Pats! go to Nagila! more info 

   For all your drinkers out there, The Talmud states “A person is obligated to drink on Purim until he does not know the difference between “cursed be Haman” and “blessed be Mordechai”. Woe There! there’s more to it . . .  In Kabbalah the numerical value of Wine (ya-in) equals Secret (sod) = 70. Thus the famous Talmudic expression, “When wine goes in, secrets come out.” more info 

      “The Jew who rejoices on Purim no longer requires the mind to tell him the difference between “cursed be Haman” and “blessed be Mordechai”; he is above it all, relating to the divine truth that transcends the bifurcation of good and evil. For the Jew who rejoices on Purim, the mind is utterly superfluous, something which only encumbers the outpouring of his soul, something which only quantifies and qualifies that which is infinite and all-pervading. So he puts his mind to sleep for a few hours, in order to allow his true self to emerge.” read more and delve even deeeper

 

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