Purim Unmasked

Purim does not have any epic miracles…in the Purim story, things turned out positively, and we consciously choose to see the miracle. We recognize that the chronicle is a disguise for G-d’s influence.

On Purim we dress up, we put on masks, and we act like someone we are not.

Everyone and everything has a mask. The challenge is to not be distracted by the façade but to look for the essence.

We acknowledge that outward appearance and behaviour are a diversion. What we initially perceive is just the surface of what is really going on.

On Purim, we are reminded that we should seek a truer version of what we initially observe.

– Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu

However, while things are concealed, that is not the ideal state of things. The goal is to reveal the hidden.

On Purim, we are reminded that we should seek a truer version of what we initially observed. 

In others, in ourselves, and in the events happening around us – uncover the essence.

Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu
Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu
Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu was born in Israel and received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinate of Israel. He is a Rabbi in Vancouver, BC. Since 2000 he has been providing mentoring, counseling, religious services, classes, and tutorials, as well as developing and leading Jewish programming for unaffiliated young adults. He is well known for his ability to make spirituality relevant to all people in all walks of life. You can follow him on Facebook @RabbiShmulikYeshayahu. Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu is the co-author of An MBA from Heaven.
Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu
Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu
Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu was born in Israel and received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinate of Israel. He is a Rabbi in Vancouver, BC. Since 2000 he has been providing mentoring, counseling, religious services, classes, and tutorials, as well as developing and leading Jewish programming for unaffiliated young adults. He is well known for his ability to make spirituality relevant to all people in all walks of life. You can follow him on Facebook @RabbiShmulikYeshayahu. Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu is the co-author of An MBA from Heaven.
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