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On the surface, the Purim story is not the typical background to a Jewish festival. Seas don't split, oil does not burn longer than it should and water does not turn into blood...
This past Friday, the Reader's Digest magazine announced its "2008 Hero of the Year." Every month the periodical features a heroic individual. At the end of the year, the readers are asked to choose the individual whose heroic act stands out from the rest...
366 BCE
Following his 180 day feast for all his international subjects, which ended a day earlier, King Achashverosh began a seven-day feast for his subjects living in Shushan, his capital. This feast ended with the death of his queen, Vashti. Link: Esther ch. 1
357 BCE
In the 12th year of his reign (357 BCE), King Achashverosh of Persia endorsed Haman's plan "to destroy, kill and annihilate all Jews, from young to old, infants and women, on a single day, on the 13th day of the 12th month, the month of Adar." On Nissan 1...
Digging beneath the surface of royal intrigue, to the spiritual cause of the decree against the Jewish people and their spiritual salvation through Queen Esther.
Heroine of the Purim Story
Learn all about Queen Esther, the reluctant heroine of the Purim story.
While both Purim and Passover commemorate momentous occasions of Divine deliverance, their respective stories are extremely dissimilar.
Take an exciting trip back in time to the court of King Ahasuerus and his beautiful Jewish wife Queen Esther as you watch the dramatic story of the Jewish rebellion against Persian persecution.
The Babylonians were not anti-Semites per se; while they only wanted to destroy Judah as an independent political power, they harbored no ill feelings toward the Jewish religion. As such, Jews were given their own cities, where earlier exiled Jews welcome...
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