“ְהָפוּך” in Hebrew means opposite, upside-down, reversed, or backward!
However, in regards to the reading of the Book of Esther backwards, Jewish law (Halacha) says: “One who reads the Megilah backwards has not fulfilled the mitzvah (commandment) of reading the Megilah.”
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Torah Portion: Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Sarah Bassin on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Jonathan Hanish on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Chaim Mentz on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Edward Feinstein on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
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Tag: Chassidic Jewish
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One of my favorite stories is one told of a great rabbi and mystic who lived several centuries ago, Rabbi Menachem Mendal of Kotzk. He asked his students, “What would you do if you knew you had only one more week to live?” The first answered, “I would spend it with my...
October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Forget her 28 Vogue magazine covers.
Isabella Rossellini, mit sheitl, is portraying a Chassidic Jewish woman in actor Jeroen Krabbe's post-Holocaust saga, "Left Luggage." It's the most unexpected casting of the season.
It all began when Krabbe. a friend of Rossellini's,...