Who made the Purim story and where is he from?

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    Shopping613 🌠
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    ??????????

    #1132437
    Little Froggie
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    Mordechai, and I think he lived is Shushan. (It’s a long time ago, things are a bit frogy)

    #1132438
    Meno
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    I always thought it was a true story….

    #1132439
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    #1132440
    apushatayid
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    I think you have it wrong. Today is rosh chodesh shvat, not adar.

    #1132441
    Goldilocks
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    If you want to know who made the story happen, the answer is Hashem.

    If you want to know who wrote the story, I believe the answer is Mordechai.

    And today is indeed Rosh Chodesh Shevat, but it’s okay; seforim of Tanach can be studied at any time, as long as it is not Nitul or Tisha B’av.

    #1132442
    B1g B0y
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    If you are talking about the children’s tape entitled The Purim Story I think his name is Greenwald or Greenfield.

    He’s from Australia he also wrote the children’s sefer on shmiras halashon entitled We Want Life

    #1132443
    longarekel
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    goldilocks: tanach can be studied on nitul as long as you’re not christian.

    #1132444
    Shopping613 🌠
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    Someone told me he was from L.A…., is that true?

    #1132445
    zahavasdad
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    Nitul is a chassidic custome. In fact many if not most non-chassidim never ever heard of it until the internet came around and chassdim and former chassdim mentioned it

    #1132446
    Little Froggie
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    Actually not. There Maharsha, as far as I know was not “chassidish”, he did not learn on that night. I recall as story of the Rashash who also refrained from learning that night. He too wasn’t chassidish.

    #1132447
    CTRebbe
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    I believe it was made made by Rabbi Benny Wielgus but I could be wrong. For those who are unfamiliar with the tape (that’s what we used to call them) I feel that it is by far the best children’s tape out there. I only wish that they would have made more and also video versions. It was a perfect blend of the humor, education and entertainment. It tells the entire story with midrashing and chazal in an enjoyable way for children and adults. I loved it so much that I used it in my classroom for a number of years and created a question worksheet to go along with it as a way of teaching the story of the megilah.

    #1132448
    zahavasdad
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    I have spoken to many people in both the modern and Yeshivish world and they really had not heard of Nittel.

    The yeshivish people I know certainly do not rip toilet paper or play chess nittel. They learn

    #1132449
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    It was made by the same producer with whom Rabbi Wielgus produced other tapes, but he didn’t produce the Purim Story.

    #1132450
    YW Moderator-42
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    Although it is still Shevat, today we read Parshas Haman

    #1132451
    Trust 789
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    Mordechai AND Esther wrote it.

    #1132452
    The Queen
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    “Although it is still Shevat, today we read Parshas Haman”

    😉

    #1387947
    Professor Torah
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    The Purim Story – the original tape – was created by Rabbi Yossi Kirsch and Sruly Greenwald, two close friends who originally wrote the ‘script’ in 1985. You can read more about it on our newly launched website for Professor Torah Productions.

    #1387995
    akuperma
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    If you look in OCLC (the largest cagtalogue of library materials) there are multiple works with the title “The Purim story”, most apparently are childen’s books from frum publishers.

    Note the the question did not ask about “Megillas Esther”, attributed to Esther and Mordechai, though I suspect they probably outsourced to a professional writer (a “ghosy writer” in American parlance), since most people with big government jobs don’t have time to actually write their own books.

    #1388030
    rebs
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    It was produced by a Rabbi Yossi Kirsh from Cleveland Ohio. He also made the Shimshon story tapes as well as the professor Chai and the torah zoo tapes. I believe Rabbi Benny Wielgus had parts in some of the tapes.

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