The festive holiday of Purim commemorates Israel’s salvation from extermination by the mighty Persian Empire, some 2500 years ago. Jews in Israel and all over the world celebrate Purim on the 14th day of Adar as a time of “Light, Gladness, Joy and Honor for the Jewish people” (Esther 8:16).

FDR pledged “the abrogation of all laws and decrees inspired by Nazi governments or Nazi ideologists.” But his public rhetoric apparently didn't express his private feelings.

On Purim, lacking visible clarity in the form of open miracles, the Jewish people trained themselves to listen.