I look forward to Wednesdays. Each Wednesday afternoon I lead assemblies during Hebrew School. We talk about the Torah portion, upcoming holidays or current events. Often the students share serious questions and comments.
We have been closely watching the events in Egypt. We look at the same events from several perspectives. We watch the events as freedom loving Americans. We watch the events as people worried about stability in the world. We watch the events as Jews concerned about Israel.
At our Purim services I do not have the opportunity to comment in a serious way about the text of the Book of Esther. At those services we become fully focused on fun. The Esther story does provide many opportunities for serious study and interpretation.