January 11, 2016 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #617036Shopping613 🌠Participant
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Mordechai, and I think he lived is Shushan. (It’s a long time ago, things are a bit frogy)January 11, 2016 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #1132438MenoParticipant
I always thought it was a true story….January 11, 2016 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #1132439☕ DaasYochid ☕ParticipantJanuary 11, 2016 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #1132440apushatayidParticipant
I think you have it wrong. Today is rosh chodesh shvat, not adar.January 11, 2016 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #1132441GoldilocksParticipant
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.January 13, 2016 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1132442B1g B0yParticipant
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 LifeJanuary 14, 2016 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #1132443longarekelMember
goldilocks: tanach can be studied on nitul as long as you’re not christian.January 15, 2016 11:19 am at 11:19 am #1132444Shopping613 🌠Participant
Someone told me he was from L.A…., is that true?January 15, 2016 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1132445zahavasdadParticipant
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 itJanuary 15, 2016 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #1132446Little FroggieParticipant
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.January 15, 2016 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #1132447CTRebbeParticipant
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.January 15, 2016 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1132448zahavasdadParticipant
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 learnJanuary 15, 2016 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1132449☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
It was made by the same producer with whom Rabbi Wielgus produced other tapes, but he didn’t produce the Purim Story.January 19, 2016 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1132450YW Moderator-42Moderator
Although it is still Shevat, today we read Parshas HamanJanuary 19, 2016 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1132451Trust 789Member
Mordechai AND Esther wrote it.January 19, 2016 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #1132452The QueenParticipant
“Although it is still Shevat, today we read Parshas Haman”
😉October 22, 2017 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1387947Professor TorahParticipant
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.October 22, 2017 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1387995akupermaParticipant
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.October 22, 2017 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1388030rebsParticipant
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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