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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.
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Heroine of the Purim Story
Celebrated on Purim, Esther was a Jewish maiden who was forced to become queen of Persia. She used her influence to save the Jewish people.
As told in the Book of Esther (the Purim story), Esther was a Jewish orphan who became queen of Persia, a position that allowed her to save her people from death.
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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.
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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.
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