What is the significance of the month of Adar? In which cities is the Megillah read not twice, but four times?
Why does the Talmud apparently praise drunkenness on Purim, when in general it frowns on such behavior?
In this meticulously researched work, Rabbi Naphtali Winter explores the laws and customs of Purim and the month of Adar, plumbing the depths of their reasons, origins, and ramifications. Follow his journey into the ancient sources to learn about the four parshiyos, the Purim rav, and the various Purim Sheini celebrations, as well as the stories behind them.
Despite the anti-Semitism that is still rife in the world, the Jewish people continue to thrive, whether through apparently natural events or by openly miraculous ones. In Purim Discovered, you’ll learn the secrets of our nation’s Purim practices across the ages — and how they connect us to the miracles of our very existence.