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Purim

What rhymes with Ahasuerus?

Curt Leviant
March 1 2018 12:01AM

“A kind of religious ecstasy.”

April 5 2017 12:01AM

The Benjaminite rehabilitation.

Marc Zvi Brettler
March 10 2017 12:01AM

A Purim story.

Sholem Aleichem
March 9 2017 12:01AM

Starting in the 16th century, this Ahasueros has personified the legendary figure of the “Wandering Jew,” symbol of the accursed Jewish people. How come?

March 8 2017 12:01AM

The political vision and theological insight of Esther speak compellingly to the dilemmas and opportunities of the present age.

March 22 2016 12:01AM

The book of Esther and the festival of Purim mark the beginnings of the exilic world, in which the battle to remain Jewish never really goes away.

March 18 2016 12:01AM

It was early 1987, and Jewish emigration was at a virtual standstill. What better way than a drama of victory over ancient enemies to sustain our own hope of escape?

Feb. 29 2016 12:01AM

Mordecai the Machiavellian.

Feb. 23 2016 12:01AM

Ancient dirges attributed to Esther.

Laura Lieber
July 23 2015 12:01AM

Any Catholic edition of the Bible contains a text known as “Additions to Esther.” Based on an ancient version of the Book of Esther, and. . .

Aaron Koller
March 5 2015 12:01AM

While feasting and intoxication on the holiday of Purim are discussed in the Talmud, costumes are not. Yet dressing up has been a standard practice. . .

Shlomo Brody
March 4 2015 12:01AM

Queen Esther has been criticized, most notably by feminists, for her alleged passivity, deviousness, and reliance on her beauty alone. Michael V. Fox argues that. . .

Michael V. Fox
Feb. 27 2015 12:01AM