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Posted: March 10, 2006 - יום שישי, י' באדר, תשס"ו
 
 

HAPPY PURIM!
Rabbi Yossi Gorodetsky
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really is so much to talk about this week.  In addition to the portion of Titzaveh, Exodus 27:20 - 30:10, it is also Parshas Zachor, the Shabbos before Purim (Purim is Monday night and Tuesday, March 13 & 14) .  The Parsha deals primarily with the clothes of the High Priest, the Cohen Gadol.  The in depth description is prefaced by two verses that detail the making of the fine oil for the Menorah.  The Torah relates that the oil had to be “kasis”, hand pressed.  They used a device similar to a garlic press which would allow only one drop of oil to be expressed.
 
It has always amazed me how oil is extracted from olives.  A fresh olive looks like a marble.  Yet with a little applied pressure, oil, its essence, is produced.  The Jewish people are compared to olives.  On the outside we may seem hard and marble-like.  If, however, one were to dig down to the essence of every Jew, they would strike oil.  The interesting thing about oil is that it floats to the top.  Jews have a tendency to float to the top of their civilizations and cultures.  There are more Serbians in the world than there are Jews.  How many Serbian Nobel laureates are there compared to the number of Jewish ones?

Prior to Purim, we read the story and commandment of annihilating Amelek.  Amelek, may their memory be obliterated, was a Canaanite tribe that attacked the Jewish people as they left Egypt.  They were a much smaller, less armed nation than the Jews, yet they displayed self sacrifice in their attack, knowing that they would lose.  Their only complaint against the Jewish people was that they were Jews.  Pure anti-Semites with no ulterior motive.

This obviously explains why we are so loved by the rest of the world.  Being the “chosen people” comes along with a very heavy responsibility. We have been singled out by G-d and ever since, been singled out by all of humanity.

We must however be proud of our heritage. We must face our responsibilities with pride and joy. When Haman attempted to destroy the Jewish people, they united together as one, and over came the terrible decree.

Unity has always been our strength, and lack of has been our weakness. Let us celebrate this coming Purim as one and united, by helping another Jew (charity), hearing the Megilah, giving two kinds of ready to eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverage), to at least one friend on Purim day and  have a special festive meal on Purim day.

Through observing these four Mitzvahs (commandments), we will be united, and have the strength to overcome all obstacles and all of our enemies the world over and merit the ultimate redemption with the coming of Moshiach.

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