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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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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.
March 18, 1973 • Purim, 5733
Mordechai and Esther are the heroes of Purim, yet the Megillah is named only after Esther. And the initiative that the Megillah be included among the books of the Bible came specifically from Esther. Why is Esther given the spotlight, when her success dep...
The megillah is called the Scroll of Esther, emphasizing her role in the miracle of Purim. Explore the special feminine connection to Purim on five levels of understanding.
Esther as a model for a higher mode of prayer
On its most basic level, to pray is to ask G-d to provide for your needs. But the story of Esther provides a loftier model, which should guide us as we approach the High Holidays.
A deeper look at the heroine of the Purim story, whose very name means “hidden” in Hebrew.
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