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Purim as G-d's
Jigsaw Puzzle

By Rabbi Nosson Scherman

Jewish belief is not based on miracles; belief must feed on deeper roots. Miracles can be rationalized, explained away or misinterpreted But there is more. Reliance on miracles, even undue emphasis on miracles, can actually dilute belief because it can make one forget that the "hand" of G-d is as present in what, for lack of a better name, we refer to as "nature".

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Purim in the valley of tears
By I. I. Cohen

Purim, perhaps more than any other Jewish holy day, reminds us that despite how bleak a situation appears, salvation will ultimately arrive; nothing is ever hopeless. This moving article tells of a group of Jews trying to -- literally -- keep the faith in the face of unfathomable horror.



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Arianna Huffington: The passion of St. Al

Paul Greenberg: The courting of the losers: An election-year ritual

Marianne Jennings: Dough and campaigns

Bob Greene: Monday Night Football memories

Kathleen Parker: It's common sense to restrict Internet usage in libraries

Michael Medved: Oscars: Will Hollywood do its duty or follow its heart?

Mort Kondracke: Chances Improve That China Trade Will Pass Congress

Cal Thomas: The death of Life

Mona Charen: Not so glorious food

Thomas Sowell: A friend like Iago

Mallard Fillmore on angering 'animal rights' activists

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Dr. Peter Gott: 'Health-nut' teacher is good for kids

Consumer Reports on JWR: Americans overmedicated

Dear Ann and Nan: Appraising antique miniature table



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Previously this week:

Sarah Blustain: Should I? Shouldn't I? A 'feminist' confronts a marriage proposal

Eytan Kobre: Pointer from the Pope

Dr. Wade F. Horn: President's Program for Fathers Misses Mark



Eric Fingerhut: Jewish groups cautious on secret evidence bill

Y. Levy: Say (Kosher) Cheese!

Jonathan Tobin: Voyage Into the Heart of Liberal Darkness

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Elliot Gertel: When Black Archie Bunkers 'diss' the 'Jewish doctors'

Ruth E. Gruber: Only 200 strong, Macedonia's Jews celebrate unity and new synagogue

Rabbi Arye Forta: Always tell the truth?




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