Is There a Cosmic Battle Hidden in the Book of Esther?

If anyone doubts God's determination and ability to carry out His plans, one only needs to turn an eye toward Israel and the Jewish people! They are the apple of His eye and He is zealous for them. Throughout history, evil forces have tried to eliminate them, and throughout history, God has guarded and protected …

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Happy Purim: Celebrating God’s Deliverance

One of the most festive holidays in Israel kicks off this evening at sundown. It is called Purim and is based on the account of Esther and her cousin Mordecai, who together saved the Jewish people from an evil Persian tyrant. (Sound familiar!?!) I have actually been in Israel during Purim and can attest to …

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Amir Tsarfati Comments on the Modern Day Threat from Persia (Iran)

This morning we looked at the account of Esther, from which today's celebration of Purim originates.  The book of Esther reminds us of an evil Persian official who plotted to annihilate the Jews, but was thwarted due to the faithfulness of two Jewish servants, Esther and Mordechai. Not so ironically, the Persian empire today (Iran) …

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Purim: The Upside Down Drama of Esther

Israel is celebrating Purim today!  It is a celebration of the delivery of the Jewish people from annihilation by Haman, an official in the Persian empire, and is recorded in the book of Esther.  There, we find an orphaned girl (Esther), raised by a relative (Mordecai) while in exile.  "Upside down drama" definitely plays out …

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