Rav Yitzchok Hutner wonders how we are allowed to experience complete and unbridled simchah on Purim, seeing as the Gemara in Berachos comments that it is forbidden for one to do so in this world — and that we are mandated to always temper our happiness with feelings of awe. He answers that Purim is not part of this present world; rather it is intended as an other-worldly experience that is meant to give us a taste of what the future Messianic times will be like.
In this unique work, readers will better understand – and experience – the eternal joy of Purim.
About The Author
Avi Feiner learned in Yeshivas Kerem B’Yavneh, Yeshivas Mir, and the Gruss Kollel in Eretz Yisrael, as well as in Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan and Yeshivas Ner Yisrael in America. He currently lives in Lawrence, New York, with his wife, Alyssa, and their five children. He welcomes any questions, comments, and criticism to his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I HAD TREMENDOUS PLEASURE reading your brilliant and
thought-provoking analysis of the chag of Purim. Very creative and
fascinating ideas, but all consistent with the spirit and tradition of
Chazal. The many eye-opening novellae that you drew from many
holy sources to this very day are remarkable.”
Rabbi Yehoshua Kalish
Rav of Bais Medrash of Harborview
Rebbe, Yeshiva of Far Rockaway
“THE DAY OF PURIM, being a day of revelry and drinking,
leaves us many a time with a paucity of divrei Torah to appreciate
the depth of the events that transpired. Yet, it is known that Purim
is a day of incredible kedushah, a day that carries within it some
of the core aspects of the future geulah in a most hidden manner.
Rabbi Feiner, in his sefer Shoshanas Yaakov Avinoam, has given us
remarkable insights into some of those depths. It is written clearly
and lucidly, yet conveys the depth that is secreted in the various inyanim of Purim.”
Rav Ahron Lopiansky
Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Tiferes Gedaliah
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