Purim as Queen Esther’s ‘Coming Out’

We don’t tend to think of holidays as occasions into which we grow, but that is, in part, what they are. Thirty years ago, as a child growing up in the shah’s Iran, Purim was just another holiday to me. Later, on my family’s departure from Tehran — when I was just beginning to understand … Continue reading Purim as Queen Esther’s ‘Coming Out’