Lessons From Esther: A Female Perspective

By Cathy Wilson Scripture tells us that Esther was "taken" (Esther 2:8). Where? To a place not of her choosing - she was taken to a harem! And, she was told to stifle her identity as a Jewish woman. At first pass, the book of Esther reads like…

Purim Around the World

Purim! Is there a more festive celebration in the entire Jewish world? No indeed! Purim is a foot-stomping, shouting, eating, singing, joking Jewish carnival for all ages. The Book of Esther provides the background and Jewish tradition has taken…