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Purim 2021–Who is Charvonah…

Charvonah is a seemingly insignificant character in the Purim story. He is one of the king’s attendants who appears at the beginning with those who convey the kings fateful summons to Vashti and then again at Haman’s demise. It is here, in this second mention, that he delivers his single line:
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Turning Noga into Chashmal

Chashmal thus becomes the codeword for embracing paradox by skirting back and forth between opposing perspectives and admitting the truth that’s present in each. This kinetic approach to truth-seeking jiggles the mind open to higher awareness. It is not just a mental exercise, it’s a spiritual practice …and it’s the one that Esther employed to enter the King’s sanctum unawares. Her alternating-chashmal-current jammed the psychic “radar” of the guards blocking her way.
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Keter – Malchut

Purim 2019 / 5779 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on R. YYYY Safrin of 
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From Eden to Purim: Simcha shel Mitzvah

Purim 2018 / 5778 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The Talmud asks: “Why did the
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When the Body Gives Light to the Soul

Purim, 5777 / 2017 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on the teachings of R.
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Masters of the Saf — Purim 2015 / 5775

In those days, when Mordekhai sat by the king’s gate, two of the
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Esther, the Mistress of Prayer

PurimBurst 2012 / 5772 Sarah Yehudit Schneider HaShem said to Israel: “When the
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Amalek is a Branch of Our Family Tree

PurimBurst, 2011/ תשע”א by Sarah Yehudit Schneider1 The descendents of Haman study Torah
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The Power of a Good Eye

PurimBurst, 2009 / 5569 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Esther inspired affection in the eyes
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If Your Enemy is Hungry Give Him Bread

PurimBurst 2008 (based on Pri Tsadik, Ohev Yisrael and Heichal HaBrocha) Sarah Yehudit
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The Book of Esther is a Map of Feminine Development

PurimBurst, 2007 / 5567 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on the teachings of R.
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Anger Drives the Plot

PurimBurst, 2006 / 5566 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Queen Vashti refused to come at
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A Time for Silence, A Time for Speech

PurimBurst, 2005 / 5565 Sarah Yehudit Schneider When Mordecai conveyed to Esther… “If
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I Am the First, I Am the Last

PurimBurst, 2004 / 5564 Sarah Yehudit Schneider And [Mordecai] brought up Hadassah, that
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Torah of Souls

PurimBurst, 2003 / תשס”ג Sarah Yehudit Schneider Then the King conferred with His
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Mesirut Nefesh and Oral Torah

PurimBurst, 2002 / 5762 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Inspired by R. Tsadok HaKohen, Pri
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How to Identify the Crown Princess

PurimBurst, 2001 / 5761 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Inspired by R. Tsadok HaKohen (רסיסי
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The Cosmic, Seven Millenia Wine Party

PurimBurst, 2000 / 5760 Sarah Yehudit Schneider And it was in the days
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Knowing that You Don’t Know

PurimBurst, 1999 / 5659 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Many of the peoples of the
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Manna and Haman

PurimBurst, 1998 / 5758 Sarah Yehudit Schneider In the same way that a
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Haman as Archetype of Narcissism

PurimBurst, 1997 / 5757 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Haman recounted to them the glory
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Amalek At The Crossroads

PurimBurst, 1996 / 5756 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Remember, HaShem, the offspring of Edom…the
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The Service of Purim IS Lots

PurimBurst, 1995 / 5755 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Why is this holiday called Purim? 
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The Blessings and the Curse

PurimBurst, 1994 / 5754 Sarah Yehudit Schneider There is a real place that
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Haman and the Tree of Knowledge

PurimBurst, 1993 / 5753 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Sin fragments consciousness, and narrows it. 
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