March 17, 2008

Purim & Life’s Confusions

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 3:10 am

Most of us go through life not really realizing how far we are from truth and how we let confusions guide us instead of true destiny. On the holiday of Purim, we purposely drink and confuse ourselves so we see with an eye of truth that which we might have missed. We are too drink until we don’t know the difference between Mordechai & Haman, good and bad. Yet still, as much as we drink, we should not loose site that their is one Hashem and the halachos we live by. Obviously, if we are not too loose site of this, we probably still know the difference between Mordechai & Haman but true separation of good and bad means to see oneself in a true light. Therefore, this mitzvah is really to help us realize and look at ourselves in a realness (I miss teaching Kodtz:) we otherwise miss through life’s confusions.

One thing that I have noticed during this Yom Tov, is that when you drink for the mitzvah, there is one confusion which totally disappears. After one drink, you start to realize how kind Hashem is. Two drinks, wow, I love Hashem. Three drinks, all I want is to dance before Hashem and shout out His Oneness.

Disclaimer: The object of drinking on Purim isn’t to make a mess! It is too bring yourself to a high consciousness!


  1. what did your wife say about last year’s mess? i think i remember you editing out some barf moments.

    :^) this bring your own barf bag. lol

    Comment by kara — March 18, 2008 @ 4:48 am

  2. Yeah, I can’t believe he says, “My wife will clean it up.” Oh brother.

    Comment by jodi — March 19, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  3. I do believe the fumes got to his head. He is normaly very good about helping his wife. I bet he had a head and stomach ache that wouldn’t quit. Reb Moshe, please have plenty of coffee and tums handy this year and leave your wife’s scheitel alone!! I am afraid you don’t do it justice. lmto!!! :^)

    Comment by Kara — March 20, 2008 @ 2:13 am

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