Vashti: Purim

This week Jews from around the world are celebrating the ancient holiday of Purim mentioned in the Book of Esther. Before Esther could take the stage and save the Jews of Persia, her predecessor, the Queen Vashti, played a significant role. In honor of my daughter Thea who played the part of Vashti in her recent school play, this week I will be discussing the queen who said “no.” Read more…

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