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Megillah 13b: How Did Haman Convince the King to Destroy the Jews?

The Paradoxes of Anti-Semitism; Every Crisis Is an Invitation for Healing; The Secret of Moshe’s Death

1 hr 37 min

A Half Shekel (18mm, 6.69 gm), dated 67/8 CE, during the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Thursday Parshas Tetzaveh, 9 Adar, 5780, March 5, 2020, at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    Good evening,

    You mentioned in the Shiur that a half Shekel has the value of $3.50 based on the below article it would seem a half Shekel would be valued at close to $5.00

    Freilichen Purim

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    Haman gave equal amount of silver

    To counterbalance the silver given by the yidden. 

    Goyishe kop! Maybe he should have given MORE than they gave. Majority rules. A tie is decided differently. 

    The half shekel is similar to modern crowd funding!

    Question. If Yakov thought he  was with Rochel on.the wedding night, and she conceived, his mind on Rochel. Was that a problem?  Notice that he was tricked by Rochel and Leah just as he participated in the trick on Yitzchak.  And later his sons tricked him  with the bloody coat.

    We are told currently to be positive, not to complain and kvetch. Yet when Pharoah meets Yakov and  asks only about  his age he responds  with  how hard his life has been. 

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    Randy Poznan -4 years ago

    Thanks really enjoying this! I can watch this whenever I have free time and not on a schedule. 

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Gemarah Megillah #29

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • March 5, 2020
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