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Although there are differing interpretations to these practices, it's interesting to explore and ponde
Below is an expert about the Principles of Purim:
by Rabbi Chaim Levine
"Judaism teaches that time pulses through history in cycles.(No, this is not the beginning of a Star Trek episode.) Every year we re-encounter the holidays -- Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, etc. -- and, on each round, we have the opportunity to experience and grow from the same spiritual energy that was available on that day in the past.
Each holiday, we get a chance to take a vertical jump into a soul experience simply by taking advantage of what that day has to offer.
Purim comes with its own special set of opportunities.Purim comes with its own special set of opportunities.
When you read the Book of Esther this week, pay special attention to the sequence of events in the story. You may notice a few interesting coincidences. Then you'll probably notice a few more. By the time you have finished the Megillah, it will seem like one long string of improbable events, one after another after another. And then, you will realize that none of it was coincidence.
This is one of the key lessons of Purim -- nothing is random, there's no such thing as a coincidence. All of history is woven as part of a Divine tapestry."