REDEMPTION SONGS ~ SCROLL OF ESTHER is an in-depth study series of the actual biblical verses comprising Megillat Esther that contains the canonical story of Purim.
Megillat Esther, Chapter Nine, Part Eight. we conclude our study of verse 22 with “HOLY WINE” that overflows with profound insight about one of the Purim’s greatest enigmas: the Extreme Wine Infusion into our Holiday-mandated Feasting and Rejoicing!
Our previous Episode completed the Purim Transformation Thesis, leading us into a fuller appreciation of this holiday is observed with such unique Mitzvot that foster and perpetuate its essence for posterity.
Here, as we complete the study of the scriptural enactments, we zero in on Purim’s trademark feasting and merrymaking that centrally features the lavish, and even unchecked drinking of wine.
No other Torah observance is quite like this. In fact, to be sure, all other formal holiday celebrations pointedly shy away from it.
This leaves us with the burning question: what in heaven does wine-induced intoxication have to do with holiness. Does increasing our spirits intake really increase spiritual consciousness, and how is it reflective of our said thesis of transformation?
This fifty-first Episode has been sponsored L’Ilui Nishmat Chana Bat Shalom.