What is the difference between Purim (?????????) and the day like Purim (???? ??????????????)?
Other than the name, Absolutely nothing.
You think it is “mere coincidence” with no other meaning?
Or when you answer “absolutely nothing” to the question of “What is the difference”, you mean there’s absolutely no difference between Purim and Yom Kippur.
I meant the latter I was answering your question.
There is no difference between the two other than the name.
I dont belive in coincidences. Similarly a whole herring, that has been split into a butterfly fashion from tail to head along the dorsal ridge, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold-smoked over smouldering woodchips Aka a Kipper (Wikipedia) is quite similar as well
Azoi zugt men beshem hasfoorim hakedoishim
I once heard this beautiful vort, I think it was from Rav Pincus:
When the Jews ate at the seudah of Achashveirosh, the malachim went to Hashem and said, “Look at this terrible thing they’re doing! They should be destroyed!” And they were takah right, to the extent that Hashem let Haman write his decree. But then Hashem said back to the malachim, “Wait! I don’t care how terrible of a thing they’ve done, they’re my children! I can’t destroy them!” and he reversed Haman’s decree.
On Yom Kippurim we ask Hashem to disregard all the terrible things we’ve done and to remember that we are his children, just like he did on Purim.
Maybe it’s best to discuss how they are similar…unless that is so obvious to you it doesn’t deserve a discussion. To me, other than the association in the name, the connection isn’t a blatant one.
I heard the following from R’ Chaim Segal A”H, Menahel of Mesivta Chaim Berlin (Niftar in 1998):
All yomim tovim are divided Chetzyo L’Hashem and Chetzyo Lachem (half for Hashem (davening and learning) and half to you (eating and drinking). The exception is Yom Kippur which is Kulo L’Hashem. Therefore we have Purim which is the Chetzyo Lachem for Yom Hakipurim!
Meno & iacmma,
Just goes to show you, you never know what you’ll come across on the CR…
it’s actually a “Tekunei Zohar” which compares the two.
I heard one interesting point about this, the name PURIM mean “casted lots”
On yom kipur there were the casted lots of the 2 goats…
These are the two days of the year when we can come in contact with the deepest parts of our souls, along with the deepest secrets of the Heavens.
On Yom Kippur we transcend the limitations of this world and RISE UP to these heights; on Purim ‘all Heaven breaks loose’ and FLOWS OUT into this world. The deep, holy love of the G-dly Jewish People–the Kodesh Kadoshim–is revealed on these two days, whether we ascend to enter it’s elevated world or it descends to enter ours.