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Fasting and Feasting: A Deeper Perspective on Ta’anit Esther

What is the nature of Ta’anit Esther? Why do we fast? Most people assume that the fast is connected to the 3-day fast mentioned in the Megillah, which Esther requested the Jews undertake in preparation for her entering the royal chamber. This may, in fact, be a misconception. This 3-day fast actually took place in […]

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I am a multi-faceted Jewish Educator living in San Diego, CA. I am originally from Los Angeles and spent a number of years learning and living in Jerusalem (where I got my smicha [Rabbinic Ordination] and Bachelors in Talmudic Law and Philosophy). I am currently the San Diego Director and West Coast Director of Innovation for NCSY and teach Jewish History, Chumash and Theater at SCY High School. As well, I run a small consulting firm for non-profits with Josh Cohen called Fill In The Blank Consulting. I am passionate about Torah, Jewish Education, Jewish Values and having fun. I love learning, teaching, cooking, eating, creating things, spending time with my family and most of all bringing it all together to find balance.