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Welcome to Shoulder to Shoulder, a podcast where a pastor and a rabbi get to the heart of issues that matter to people of faith.

Mar 23, 2022

The Book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not mention God even once, and yet... it's in the Bible! How can we explain God's absence from the story? What does "Purim" even mean, and why is the holiday named after an almost irrelevant detail of the story? Doug and Pesach unpack the recently celebrated holiday of Purim, discuss Doug's first time in a synagogue, and explain some puzzling practices (Drinking alcohol? Dressing in costume?? Making noise in synagogue??? Triangular cookies????).