25 02, 2020

Esther never fasted on the Fast of Esther

By |2020-02-25T08:41:38-07:00February 25th, 2020|Thoughts|

The holiday of Purim is observed beginning the evening of March 9 with a fast day called the “Fast of Esther” that precedes it on 13 Adar. Some Jews observe the fast day from morning of March 9 until sundown. It does not begin the night before as Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, and is, [...]

28 02, 2018

Esther never fasted on the Fast of Esther

By |2018-02-28T06:30:30-07:00February 28th, 2018|Thoughts|

  The holiday of Purim is observed today with a fast day called the “Fast of Esther” that precedes it on 13 Adar. Some Jews observe the fast day from morning until sundown. It does not begin the night before as Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, and is, in essence, a half day fast. [1] [...]

14 12, 2014

Hanukkah was changed by rabbis

By |2014-12-14T11:37:59-07:00December 14th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                Misconceptions about Hanukkah     Many people have wrong ideas about the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. The following are a few examples:   Hanukkah does not celebrate a victory over Greeks. The Greeks ruled many kingdoms as a result of Alexander’s conquests in the third century BCE, such as Egypt and Syria. [...]