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Rabbi David Abudraham (14th century, Spain) writes that there had been an earlier custom for children to draw a picture or write the name of Haman on wood or stones
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G-d hardwired us to see our lives as mundane and contained within the so-called laws of nature, so that we are compelled to search Him out and find purpose, even where it seems there is none, within our personal life journey.
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Because you did not serve G‑d your G‑d with joy and gladness over the abundance of everything. (Deuteronomy 28:47) Imagine you were just bequeathed a treasury containing most of the world’s wealth. Imagine the thrill coursing through your veins, the celebration you would throw. That is the joy of a single mitzvah. —Rabbi Isaac...
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