COMMENTARY: Purim’s story of Esther receiving feminist scrutiny

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c. 1999 Religion News Service (Rabbi Rudin is the National Interreligious Affairs Director of the American Jewish Committee.) UNDATED _ Purim, Judaism’s merriest holiday, is based on the biblical Book of Esther, a beautifully crafted short story filled with many familiar elements _ including sexism in high places, evil government officials, complex intrigue within a […]

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