Incensed or Incense

From: Lauren in Manchester, England Dear Rabbi, Please share a “vort” (a word/idea of Torah) with me regarding Purim that I can share with my family at the Purim meal. Thanks in advance. Dear Lauren, Regarding Haman’s terrible decree, the Megilla states, “Letters were sent by the hand of the couriers to all the king’s[…]

Hamentashen

From: Jill in Long Island, NY Dear Rabbi, Why do we eat “hamantaschen” on Purim? Dear Jill, I’ve heard that the word is Yiddish and comes from the two words “mon” (poppy seed) and “tash” (pocket). Thus it would mean “a pocket of [dough filled with] poppy seed.” Perhaps the letter ‘heh’ at the beginning[…]