Esther, Feminist Ethics, and the Creation of Jewish Community
How can the mitzvot of Purim reveal the feminist ethics of the Megillah? Aton Holzer offers an enlightening new reading of the Megillah, suggesting that there is a profound connection between the text's structure and its ethics.
A New Book Brings Hebrew Language and Liturgy to Life
Daniel A. Klein reviews a new book on Hebrew by Mitchell First.
In Six Barleys were Wrapped an Enduring Legacy
Ezra Zuckerman Sivan examines the significance of the six barleys that Boaz gives Ruth in light of the story of Rachel, Leah, and the duda'im.
Queen Aster and Queen Esther
Ariel Clark Silver describes how Queen Esther’s story inspired women’s rights activist Louisa May Alcott’s short fable of an Aster who wisely ruled the kingdom of the flowers.
A Journey Across the Ages: Esther in America
Jennifer Caplan reviews Esther in America, a timely volume featuring essays by a number of Lehrhaus editors that addresses how the characters and themes of Megillat Esther have been integrated into American thought and culture over time.
Like Deborah and Esther of Old: American Jewish Women and the...
Marking the centennial year since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Melissa Klapper explores Jewish women's participation in the suffrage movement and the response to women's suffrage across sectors of the Jewish community.
Did the Prophet Amos Predict the Women’s Siyum Daf Yomi?
Yaakov Jaffe explains how Biblical grammar and parables come together in Amos to teach us about women's Talmud Torah.
Esther the Queen, Hester Prynne, and The Scarlet Letter as Biblical...
Tzvi Sinensky explores the hidden world of Esther with the help of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Purim and Paul: The Torah Veiled and Unveiled
What do Paul, Purim costumes, and Purim torah all have in common? Yehuda Fogel delves into the meaning of hiddenness and its role in revelation on Purim.
Review of Yehuda Landy: Purim and the Persian Empire
Mitchell First reviews Yehuda Landy's Purim and the Persian Empire.
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