Triple Purim

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-This year, it’s a “triple Purim�; here’s why. (Chabad)

-Lynne Avadenka brings together Esther and Sheherezade. (The Jewish Week)

-Purim’s “gifts to the poor” are to provide more than mere sustenance. (Haaretz)

-The Book of Esther is being invoked to call for retaliation for the recent Jerusalem murders. (Haaretz)

-Congregation Or Hadash has commissioned Rabbi Kevin Hale (the first ordained Reconstructionist sofer) to create “the first truly Reconstructionist megillahâ€? — it incorporates drawings by students in its religious school. (Forward)