Purim. Megillot Esther. Megillot - expose. Esther - concealment. Expose the hidden.
exactly is hidden and concealed from us? What needs to be exposed?
This whole hooplah about G-d has been on my mind lately. It is
interesting that the whole miracle of Purim takes place without G-d even
being mentioned. He is only evident through nature. We must use our
analytical skills to parse G-d into the equation.
is so much that is unexplained and perplexing. Queen Vashti's unjust
death. The severity of King Achasverous' anger. Haman's rise to power,
and trust given to him. The complete and totally unexplained hatred
that Haman has for the Jewish people. Yes, despite all of this, we
back-read this story and see a miracle, even though no supernatural
In fact, this back-read indicates that
we are an active and necessary part of the miracle that occurred. That
no laws of nature were suspended. That there was nothing required of
us - not faith, not belief - for this to happen, for the Jewish people to be saved.
does that tell us about the here and now? About miracles? How often do
we back-read our experiences and notice the natural miracles that have