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the Syrian-Green legions], and killed them, and saved Israel from them.” (3:1) In sum, each of these Hanukkah sources emphasize the Jewish people’s role in achieving victory, whereas, as we have seen, in the case of Purim, the deliverance from evil is attributed solely to the Almighty.

What is the underlying reason for this glaring disparity between Purim and Hanukkah?

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Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah (Meotzar Horav) [Joseph B

DAYS OF DELIVERANCE: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah

Wolowelsky and Reuven Ziegler editors, pages 121-124, brackets my own)

The Rav’s understanding of the parallels that obtain between Hanukkah and Purim stresses that Mordechai, Esther and the Maccabees were active agents in the salvation of the Jewish people.

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In this way, they fulfilled Hashem’s will, and, “… when triumph was achieved, G-d willed man to celebrate a day of love and sympathy, a day of sharing and togetherness.”

If we carefully examine the Al ha-nissim (For the Miracles) prayer of the siddur that is recited on both Hanukkah and Purim, however, we immediately find a number of significant disparities regarding their form and content.

Days Of Deliverance Essays On Purim And Hanukkah

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Essays on Purim and Hanukkahby Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Purim and Hanukkah share a rabbinic origin, a festive character, and a generally informal nature. In the essays collected here both holidays serve as subtext for Rabbi Soloveitchiks classic search for religious meaning in a seemingly cold and arbitrary universe. For him, Purim and Hanukkah stand […]

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Essays on Purim and Hanukkahby Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Purim and Hanukkah share a rabbinic origin, a festive character, and a generally informal nature. In the essays collected here both holidays serve as subtext for Rabbi Soloveitchiks classic search for religious meaning in a seemingly cold and arbitrary universe. For him, Purim and Hanukkah stand […]

Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah.

Essays on Purim and Hanukkahby Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Purim and Hanukkah share a rabbinic origin, a festive character, and a generally informal nature. In the essays collected here both holidays serve as subtext for Rabbi Soloveitchiks classic search for religious meaning in a seemingly cold and arbitrary universe. For him, Purim and Hanukkah stand […]

Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah (Meotzar Horav) by Joseph B

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The Story of Jewish Deliverance in the Days of Mordechai and Estherby Yosef Deutsch The story of Purim is thrilling and exciting. As the textbook lesson in G-d’s constant, though unobtrusive vigilance and protection of His people, the miracle of Purim is the Jew’s wellspring of faith in times of exile and danger. Let us […]

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Insights on Chanukah & Purimby Rabbi Yehudah AlterEdited by Rabbi Yosef SternPart of the ‘Sfas Emes Holidays’ series. Rabbi Yosef Stern has distilled the incredibly rich discourses of the great Sfas Emes, Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Alter of Ger, into enlightening English essays. Insights on Chanukah and Purim. Publisher: Mesorah

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Days of Deliverance - Essays on Purim and Hanukkah

Essays on Purim and Hanukkahby Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Purim and Hanukkah share a rabbinic origin, a festive character, and a generally informal nature. In the essays collected here both holidays serve as subtext for Rabbi Soloveitchiks classic search for religious meaning in a seemingly cold and arbitrary universe. For him, Purim and Hanukkah stand […]