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“Vedibarta Bam — And You Shall Speak of  Them – Megillat Esther” (Kindle Edition) by Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky is a compilation of selected Torah insights, though-provoking ideas, homilies and explanations on passages of Megillat Esther. A most appropriate Sefer if you are looking for: A thought for a drasha in your shul or occasion such as a Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, Graduation, High Holidays, Eulogy, etc. Torah subjects to discuss at the Shabbos table. Material for a class on the holiday.

Torah thoughts are presented in a clear and simple language by Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky Principal, United Lubavitcher Yeshivoth; Rav, Cong. Yeshivah of Crown Heights; well-known educator, lecturer and darshan.

From Introduction:

With much thanks to Hashem, I present to you, dear readers, Vedibarta Bam on Megillat Esther.

Frankly, I must also thank you, for it is your favorable reception of the previous sefarim that encourages me to continue publishing. The greatest reward a writer can receive is the knowledge that, thank G-d, his work is being put to good use. Hearing from rabbis, teachers, and lay people that they refer to Vedibarta Bam on a regular basis is indeed appreciated and inspiring. I hope it will be the same with this volume.

The Midrash Rabbah (Vayikra 29:11) says, “All sevenths are favorite.” This is the seventh sefer I have completed, with G-d’s help. It is a favorite because it is connected to the month of Adar, which is the happiest month of the year for K’lal Yisrael and also personally since my marriage to my wife Bracha, “biz 120,” took place on the 26th day of Adar.

As mentioned in other volumes of Vedibarta Bam, the sefarim are written as a gift to our family. Torah is used as the medium to link them with us, our parents and grandparents.

The Rebbe once said at a farbrengen about the 14th of Kislev, the anniversary of his marriage to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the daughter of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, “It is the day that connected you (chassidim) with me.” Similarly, our wedding anniversary is a very happy occasion, not just for us, but also for our dear family. A happy event should always be crowned with divrei Torah, and hence a sefer connected with the month of Adar is indeed appropriate.

Through the preceding volumes of Vedibarta Bam and Ki Yishalcha Bincha on the Haggadah of Pesach, we, thank G-d, have acquired many new friends. On Purim it is a mitzvah to send manot to friends. It would be proper to send all our new friends manot, but it is not feasible. Therefore we ask you to kindly accept this sefer in stead. Whether a sefer can actually qualify for mishlo’ach manot is discussed later on in this sefer, but it can definitely qualify as a way to show thanks and appreciation to all of you whose friendship is a cherished source of inspiration.

For the convenience of the reader, we have printed the entire text of the Megillah together with an English translation. The translation is a synthesis of some of the popular interpretations. An effort was made to accurately interpret the text, and at the same time, to assure that it reads and flows smoothly.
On each page, beneath the text we have added comments and explanations presented in our already popular format of question and answer. This facilitates the reader’s comprehension, and assists in better focusing on the subject matter. Some were taken from sefarim which are long out of print, and which were available through the Rebbe’s library under the auspices of Agudat Chassidei Chabad. It is one of the most extensive Judaica libraries. The librarians are very knowledgeable and the catalogue is superb.

Included in the sefer is also a treatise on the question of whether one can fulfill the mitzvah of mishlo’ach manot — sending portions — by sending a sefer to a friend in lieu of actual food.

An addendum to the sefer is a fascinating explanation from the Rebbe concerning the last pasuk in the Megillah, that Mordechai was, “ratzu lerov echav” — “accepted by most of his brethren” — upon which the Gemara (16b) comments that some of his colleagues in the Sanhedrin opposed his involvement in the government as a Jewish advocate at the expense of his Torah study. The Rebbe, in his brilliant way, explains why Mordechai continued his activities notwithstanding his colleagues’ dissatisfaction and explores the basis for the difference of attitude between the majority and minority of the Sanhedrin.

This novel analysis is printed in Likkutei Sichot, vol. 16, p. 373, and masterfully translated by the prolific writer Rabbi Eliyahu Touger. It was printed in Beacons on the Talmud’s Sea, a Sichot in English publication. It was reprinted here with some slight modification, with the permission of Rabbi Yonah Avtzon, Director of Sichot in English, and we are grateful to him.

In many circles there is a long standing tradition to appoint a Purim Rav — usually a young prodigy who would formulate some thoughts in a lighter vein on the Megillah. To add to our reader’s simchat Purim, at the end of the sefer is a section containing a sampling of some Purim-Torah.

“Vedibarta Bam — And You Shall Speak of Them – Megillat Esther” by Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app  (download app – here)

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