CrownHeightsinfo has posted two letters from the Lubavitcher Rebbe relating to Purim.
In honor of Purim, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he responds to a law professor who asked “How can a humane, civilized person today accept the Biblical commandment to wipe out the entire nation of Amalek?” A second letter is presented as well, in which the Rebbe derives a lesson from Queen Esther.
The Rebbe begins his response to the first letter in a particularly insightful manner.
I am in receipt of your letter. I must confess that I hesitated whether or not to reply to the letter, not being certain whether the question was prompted by a genuine desire to ascertain the truth or, as it unfortunately happens all too often, it might be a case where the inquirer hopes that his query will remain unanswered and thus lend support to his preconceptions.
The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is pictured in a T-shirt with a Democracy is Dead slogan as fears emerge he could have hijacked the plane as an anti-government protest.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysian-airlines-flight-mh370-3248001#ixzz2w7WzNdVw
Well, I suppose if they don't conduct backgorund checks for the U.S. President, we can't expect background checks for pilots either. Meanwhile, some witnesses have spotted the plane in different locations of the world. For further info, take a look at the videos below.
Rabbi Yehudah Steinberg answeers the question Who was Achashverosh?
1. It happened in the days of Achashverosh - he is [the same] Achashverosh who ruled over a hundred and twenty-seven countries from Hodu to Kush.
IT HAPPENED IN THE DAYS OF ACHASHVEROSH - HE IS [THE SAME] ACHASHVEROSH. The verse is seemingly repetitive. Isn’t obvious that Achashverosh is Achashverosh? Rashi answers that the verse is telling us that Achashverosh remained the same wicked Achashverosh from the beginning of this story until the end. 1 Therefore, the verse says, “It is the same Achashverosh from beginning to end.” These few words contain one of the most important keys to understanding the story of the Megillah.
Continue reading: http://www.torah.org/learning/yomtov/purim/megila1.html