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Queen Esther

Queen Esther

I am Queen Esther, beloved by all,
Mordechai's cousin, of the House of King Saul.
We lived in Shushan and children we taught
To love the Torah, fear no one and naught.
When one day they took me to the palace royal,
To G‑d and my people I remained always loyal.
Of the sumptuous feasts I never did eat,
My diet was seeds, my figure kept neat.
When Haman did plot my people to slay,
I risked my life his bloody hand to stay.
For all our people I ordered a fast,
The Fast of Esther three days to last.
We gathered the children back to the schools,
And prayed to G‑d, till our tears made pools.
Our prayers were answered and we lived to tell
The story of Purim, you all know so well,
With Shallach Monos and gifts, and last but not least
To celebrate Purim - with a jolly good feast.

From "Lots of Purim", Published and Copyright by Kehot Publication Society
Illustration by Mendy Lewis
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February 18, 2013
Esther, the queen.
It has a nice ring to it.
February 27, 2011
queen ehester
I like queen ehster because I like queens and you are the beatifulest queen ever and I'm going to be you for purim.
clear lake, texas
December 9, 2010
Esther thematic birthday party for a six year old
Thank you for this poem. My friend asked me to write one, but instead I found this. It's wonderful. The girls are dressing up as queens and playing games of courage as Esther had so much courage to go before her king uninvited to save her people. Esther is such a great example for little Jewish and Christian girls alike.
Verona, VA
March 2, 2010
I love you Queen Esther. I wish people had the courage to stand up for us in 1940. Humanitarian efforts will always be thanked by god. HAPPY PURIM!!!!
Ramat-Gan, Tel-Aviv, Israel
February 25, 2010
esther saved us we are proud of you esther!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 27, 2009
so beautiful
i love the look. so beautiful!
chaya mushkah greenberg
shanghai , china
March 4, 2009
She is...
Queen Ester is realy cute,
smart, and good queen!
She helped to the jewish,
like we all should do!!!
Happy Purim!!!
2 sweety girls.=).
Tel Aviv, Israel
March 4, 2009
Esther is my role model
I love Esther because she is so beautiful.
Esther is a symbol of peace.
I think she's great ' and I'll want to be just like her=)
From: Princess
tel aviv, israel
March 3, 2009
Esther is beautiful she modest
January 3, 2009
Queen Esther
Queen Esther was a a great loving person. She was Mordechia's cousin and King Achashverosh's Queen. She was jewish but did not tell the King until she had to. She had to so she could save the Jews. Haman was going to kill all the jews so she took the risk of going to him instead of him inviting her. That could be dangerous because he could kill her if he didn't want her there. She did this so she could tell him that Haman was going to kill all the jews witch wasn't good. So she told him and he stopped Haman from killing all the Jews. She saved all the Jews she is a great hero. That is why we still know this story today.
Elijah Wieberdink

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