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Purim (Sick in the Street)

Yes, the synagogue is a public institution. But compared to in Israel, diaspora Judaism is not really social. It’s indoors. Except here and there, diaspora Judaism doesn’t happen on “the street.” It has no “space of appearance.” As “a Zionist,” … Continue reading

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Ahasuerus = God (Book of Esther)

So many people think that Purim story represents that point in time and place where God hides His [sic] face, decamps from the historical scene. But there He is, hiding in plain sight. God is Ahashuerus, the bumbling King, the … Continue reading

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Shushan (Purim)

(http://www.iranchamber.com/history/susa/susa.php) …once upon a time, a long time ago, in Sushan the capital…    

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