If you celebrate Purim, the next major Jewish holiday, you might like Megillas Lester, a new, animated feature from Kolrom studios. As might be inferred, the movie is a departure from the book of Esther from which Purim is based. In fact, Queen Esther never materializes throughout the course of the film. Instead, the narrative focuses on Doniel Lesterovich or “Lester,” a young boy who attends yeshiva in an area like Cleveland. Some degree of Jewish background, including light Hebrew reading ability and a bit of Yiddish vocabulary will boost viewers’ enjoyment of Megillas Lester; still, it has a positive, biblical message of trusting God to work out human struggles, which any viewer could understand.
When I get sick I pray. When there’s an accident in the family, I pray. When someone is discouraged, I pray. But when I sin badly, I don’t pray. Why not ? I think it’s because my conscience tells me God is angry with me and I better not go near him. Just like Adam and Eve did in the garden when they sinned and then ran into the bushes.
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- Last Updated on January 31, 2014
The Super Bowl is being played on Groundhog Day (February 2) this year at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. What's the connection? Well, with all the pre-game festivities, the Super Bowl is as big an event in the five burrows of New York City as it is in New Jersey. And you may want to hibernate for six more weeks if your team loses in the Super Bowl. By the way, it snowed on three of the past five Groundhog Days in the East Rutherford area. Anyway, we hope you enjoy this broadside.