Purim is about a lot of differnt things. Yes –>they tried to kill us we won lets eat (or in this case lets drink). God isn’t outwardly part of the Purim story, from that we learn that all miracles aren’t apparent and our maker is always around even when we don’t see him with giant “bells and whistles.”

The lesson in the Holiday of Purim most relevant today can be found in Chapter 4 of Esther where Mordechai scolds his niece Esther:

“Do not imagine to yourself that you will escape in the king’s house from among all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and rescue will arise for the Jews from elsewhere, and you and your father’s household will perish; and who knows whether at a time like this you will attain the kingdom?”

When I think about that verse, I think about Sderot for even though the Israeli government is doing nothing to protect Sderot from the rockets—it is the responsibility of all of us to help protect her.

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Three Kassams shatter Sdot Negev Purim festivitiesThree Kassam rockets fired from Gaza landed in open areas in the Sdot Negev region on Friday morning. The terrorists fired the rockets as Purim festivities were underway in the area. No one was wounded and no damage was reported. Aside from the Kassam attacks, this year’s Purim celebrations across the country were clouded by security warnings. The security establishment reported seven specific warnings of attacks, including suicide bombings, shooting attacks and kidnapping attempts. There were also dozens of non-specific warnings. Meanwhile, terrorist training in Gaza took its toll on Hamas Friday morning as one of the group’s operatives was killed and two were injured in an accidental explosion at a facility in the southern Gaza neighborhood of Khan Yunis, Palestinians reported. On Thursday, two people were killed in a similar incident in a Hamas installation in Zeitun.