Purim is about shpiels, costumes, and frivolity. But it is much more than that as well. It is also about how we, today, understand “divine intervention.”
Redemption follows miracles in Torah. We came out from Egypt as a result of G-d’s grand miracles. Not so with the Book of Esther, the source of the Purim holiday. No miracles occur in that story. G-d’s name does not even appear – not once!