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Hello, a question i have if you don't mind is regarding "sorcery". What exactly is "sorcery"? In Greek it is "pharmakia" and that sounds like "pharmacy". Also if you look the word "sorcery" up in a Strongs concordance where it gives you the Hebrew definition for the definition, it uses words like "drug" and "poison". I've also heard people talk about how things like cannabis a mind altering drug can open your mind up spiritually to demons, and also how some use mind altering drugs to communicate with spirits/demons. I've also seen a rabbi that said cannabis was kosher and ok to use, and have heard of rabbis saying that medication is ok. So idk. I'm trying to understand. If sorcery does have to do with drugs does that mean certain types of drugs or all drugs? Only mind altering drugs? Or only all man-made drugs including pharmaceutical medication, hence pharmakia? Is cannabis ok to use/smoke? Are psychiatric mental health medications ok to use? There may be a few questions in here which I am wondering, but mostly i want to understand: What exactly is "SORCERY" aka pharmakia? Thank you, I really appreciate this service.

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Dear Rabbi, Is there a single theme that unites all of the mitzvahs of Purim? Thank you for this wonderful service. And happy Purim!

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Hi Rabbi, what do you think is an inspiring message that we can learn from Purim to improve our everyday life? Thanks and Happy Purim!

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Hi Rabbi, What is the reason for the custom to wear masks and costumes on Purim? Thanks and happy Purim!