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Rabbi Steve Segar

Rabbi Steve Segar

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Challenging Distinctions: The Purim Enigma A article exploring the deeper meaning of the seemingly frivolous holiday of Purim. Why is Yom Kippur sometimes compared to Purim? What's behind the Talmudic suggestion of drinking to the point of being unable to distinguish between Haman and Mordechai?
The United States of Hanukah In a 2002 RT article, Rabbi Steve Segar notes, "The Hanukah story contains thematic elements that create cognitive dissonance or even undermine the cultural messages that our communities are attempting to cultivate through the observance of this holiday." Many American Jews might relate to the...
Contemporary Shalom Aleykhem New interpretation of traditional text sung to welcome the Sabbath.