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THIS WEEK'S TOPICS:
• Lessons from 9 Adar and Tetzaveh
o What is the significance of the Frierdiker Rebbe's arrival to the “lower hemisphere?
o What can we learn from this about battling the godless “communists” of our time?
o Why is Moshe’s name not mentioned in this parsha?
• Chassidus Applied to Purim
o What is the significance of the mitzvah of eradicating Amalek?
o Why would G-d create evil people and then command us to obliterate them?
o Why don’t we hoot when King Saul’s name is mentioned?
o Why does the Megillah start with a party that happened years before the main part of the story?
o Why are Pesachia and Hadassah called by their secular Persian names, Mordechai and Esther?
o What ever happened to Vashti?
o What happened to Achashverosh after the Purim story in the Megillah?
o Did Haman work in a barber shop before getting a job in Achashverosh's court?
o Why is there a custom to wear masks on Purim?
o Is there a connection to Covid masks?
o Why did the Rebbe not wear a costume on Purim if that is the custom?
• What is special about the month of Adar? Should one push off a court case to this month?
• Is there spiritual significance to the landing on Mars and the general exploration of space?
• Follow-up: Bizbuz ha’otzros
• Chassidus question: How do we explain the statement cited in Chassidus that Yom Kippurim is only like Purim?
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