In a fascinating analysis, Gavriel Lakser places the Megillah in the context of the overarching struggle between the Jewish people and Amalek.
Erica Brown explores the deeper meaning of joy in Megillat Esther and beyond.
How did Esther shape the way Puritans saw the ideal role of the contemporary woman? Cotton Mather, a major player in the Salem Witch Trials, had much to say in his Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion. Stuart Halpern of Yeshiva University explains, wishing us all a Puritan Purim.
Eli Genauer explores the profound impact of a printing error on the halakhot of Pesah.
Ross Singer reviews the Faith and Freedom R. Eliezer Berkovits Haggadah, compiled by Reuven Mohl.
Ranana Dine explores the depictions of suffering in haggadot.
Shimon Lerner uncovers a surprising but profound message that goes to the very heart of the Purim story.
Tzvi Sinensky contends that the rabbinic and feminist readings of Vashti are not diametrically opposed.
Tzvi Sinensky suggests that the Megillah itself confronts the question of Purim's legitimacy.
Shlomo Zuckier takes a closer look at the cultural and theological underpinnings of this hit new Orthodox music video.
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