Scroll of Esther, The

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Scroll of Esther, The: The book of Tanach describing Haman's plot to annihilate the Jews, Mordecai and Esther's successful foiling thereof, and the institution of the holiday of Purim. It is read every year on Purim.
Megillat Esther, “The Scroll of Esther,” is a firsthand account of the events of Purim, written by the heroes themselves—Esther and Mordechai. By special request of Esther to the Sanhedrin, the Megillah was included as one of the 24 books of the biblical ...
A highly readable English translation of the full text of the Megillah
The original text of the Megillah (Book of Esther) with a running commentary culled from the Talmud and Midrash, the great Torah commentators and the chassidic masters.
This is a story about G‑d miraculously saving us. If so, why do we leave Him out of the story?
"הקורא את המגילה למפרע לא יצא" “If one reads the Megillah backwards, he has not fulfilled his obligation.” (Gemara, Megillah 17a) QUESTION: Why would someone do such a strange thing? ANSWER: The purpose of reading the Megillah is to underscore that in all...
Studying the Book of Esther
Study the Purim story from its original text, the Book of Esther, together with the classic commentaries.
The Holiday of Purim
Mordechai’s and Esther’s different roles in the Purim story, and their influence on the way in which the megillah was ultimately written and canonized as part of the Bible.
Part 1
A detailed chapter-by-chapter overview of the Megillah of Esther sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages--covering an introduction and chapters 1-2.
Proofs that the Book of Esther was written with divine inspiration
This class illuminates the deeper dimension of the Megillah – book of Esther; why there’s no mention of G-d’s name in the text and the different times for its reading.
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