Enter your email address to get our weekly email with fresh, exciting and thoughtful content that will enrich your inbox and your life.

Esther

Sort by:
Esther: (a) (4th century BCE) First cousin of Mordecai, selected as King Ahasuerus's queen after Vashti's execution. At Mordecai's behest, she brought about Ahasuerus's annulment of Haman's decree calling for the extermination of the Jews. (b) A common Jewish name.
Related Topics
Heroine of the Purim Story
Learn all about Queen Esther, the reluctant heroine of the Purim story.
How Queen Esther heals a cosmic rift between the tribes of Israel.
Heroes are role models for all of us. Their courage, devotion and commitment to their values are examples and inspiration for all of us to use our own life's circumstances to achieve greatness.
Inspiring Jewish Heroines
The story of Esther is hidden and obscure, which teaches us how to live with a constant awareness that G-d is guiding us.
Let’s take a step back and look at the context of the Purim story.
A Lesson from Queen Esther
They called her names. They wanted her to believe that the thing which made her different from them was terrible. They called her ugly. It would be a lie to say that the words didn’t hurt. Those words did have some power over her. But her mother whispered...
Esther’s evolution seems to be one of a different nature. Her second name does not, on the surface, bring her closer to G‑d or to her people. It puts her into hiding . . .
Mordecai and Esther’s strength originated in their equivalent values.
Mordecai and Esther’s strength originated in their equivalent values.
A Study of Vashti vs. Esther
What a heroine Vashti was! No? And a disturbing thought suddenly hits me. What about Esther? Was she also "liberated"?
Her face smiled but her heart cried. She charmed all, but couldn’t be charmed. She was far away from home, and only she knew just how far. But this was all for a good reason, Mordechai had said. What that good reason was, she knew not, nor when she would....
Browse Subjects Alphabetically:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9