Out of the Box Purim Q & A
I took at shot at answering this question sent out by a pulpit rabbi friend of mine:
HIM - One of the main themes of Purim is community/achdus. Which explains parts of the Megillah and the Mitzvot of the day. Why then is it that we have two days of Purim?
I am aware of a Ramban in the beginning of Mashechet Megillah which explains it historically. Has anyone seen another answer hashkafically? Thanks for your help.
ME - Maybe the different days for different places serves to acknowledge that to some extent the idea of all people being fully united is an unrealistic myth. So the two days is a nod toward acknowledging the fact that there are always differences even in the best of times. Specifically during the holiday about community unity there is a reality of different realities, different contexts, different communities, different needs within halachah.