Month: May 2019

(19) Purim is to Hanukkah as Pharaoh is to… Laban?

Once David and Scott have established the principle that Biblical precedent allows the introduction of new laws, they demonstrate that the Book of Esther itself became the precedent for the holiday of Hanukkah. Along the way, they discuss the ways that Purim and Hanukkah represent two recurring motifs that appear in the many attempts to destroy either Judaism or the Jewish people.

(18) Can The Prophetic Writings Contradict the Five Books of Moses?

David has successfully argued that the Book of Esther was included in the Bible, and the holiday of Purim in the sacred calendar, because of the influence of the Holy Spirit. Scott, however, pointed to Deuteronomy 4:2, which asserts that no new laws may be added to those in the Five Books of Moses. How, then, can Purim be a valid holiday? Isn’t celebrating Purim a violation of the Torah itself?

(17) The Four Roles of the Holy Spirit

In our last episode, David and Scott demonstrated that the Holy Spirit can introduce radical new ideas into the world. Today, they summarize that and the other three functions of ruach hakodesh – the Holy Spirit – as we see them in the Book of Esther. Listen as David hits it out of the park in the latest Morning Drive Bible.

(16) The Revolutionary Idea that Changed Everything

If Esther was the Steve Jobs of Ancient Persia, what was the iPhone idea that she brought into the universe that changed literally everything? Join David and Scott as they analyze how Esther, motivated by the Holy Spirit, introduced a brand new idea that has affected the way we understand G-d to this day.

(15) Ancient Persia’s iPhone Innovation

Was Esther the Steve Jobs of ancient Persia? She never invented the iPhone, but her innovation might be even more impressive. Join David and Scott to discover a third function of the Holy Spirit, and how this function changed sacred history for all time.

(14) Expanding the Definition of the Holy Spirit

In our last episode, David explained that the Holy Spirit – Ruach HaKodesh – can mean “access to classified information.” Today he expands that definition, and in so doing finally- finally! – finds a strong proof that the Book of Esther was written with the Holy Spirit. (Even Scott has to agree.)

(13) Declassifying the Divine FBI File

David and Scott have been looking for proof that the Book of Esther was written with the Holy Spirit – but what would that even mean? Is access to the Holy Spirit equivalent to knowing the future, or is there an additional definition? 

(12) Three Strikes and You’re OUT

Will David hit a home run with two outs in the ninth, proving that the Book of Esther was written with the Holy Spirit… or will he strike out? So far, Scott rejected both of his previous proofs; will this one be the winner?

(11) Another (Disappointing) Proof

Yesterday, Scott rejected David’s attempted proof that Esther was written with the Holy Spirit. Today, David gives it another shot – and Scott “Columbo” Kahn rejects it once again. Two strikes and you’re out? Listen up and find out.

(10) A Nice Idea with a Mediocre Proof

Finally – finally! – David gets around to proving that the Book of Esther was written with the Holy Spirit. The only problem is that Scott says that his proof leaves a lot to be desired. Who’s right – and will Matt Damon appear on Jimmy Kimmel this time? (Don’t ask; just listen and you’ll figure it out.)