“ְ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.”
The West Bank and Gaza: Give economics a chance
Does slavery have a future? The ISIS challenge through Jewish lens
Calendar October 25-31
Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance
Letters to the editor: Yom Kippur, Eid, Peace Now and Jews against evil
Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized
Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian State on 1967 lines
L.A.-Eilat task force kicks off with water meeting at City Hall
Tag: Megilat Esther
March 5, 2012 | 5:58 pm
February 28, 2012 | 10:45 am
Purim is a festival renown for celebration, excessive drinking and wild, outlandish costumes; or, as Chasids in Brooklyn call it, Tuesday. It’s the story of the Jews escaping genocide in Persia, marking it as the last time the region has ever made Jews uneasy. For the uninformed, I...