It wasn’t a Purim joke, though it may have sounded like one.
Former Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman thinks now may be Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s “Mordechai and Esther moment.”
Now, more than ever, the Jewish people — as well as other minority groups — need a Queen Esther to challenge the growing demagoguery and not allow those who would commit hateful and criminal acts to feel they will not be punished
Sarah Rudolph hated Esther for being so passive. Then she delved a little deeper — and learned to love the Biblical queen.
Shira Dicker protests the plight of chained women, or agunot, whose husbands refuse to grant them religious divorces, for International Agunah Day.
Feminists like to point out Vashti’s bad treatment in the Purim story. But what about the modern Vashtis in our midst?
In 1952, 22-year-old Sonia Kanciper was named Queen Esther of New York at a Purim festival and Israel bond drive in Madison Square Garden.
Calling Sara Netanyahu their ‘Queen Esther,’ wives of ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmakers asked for the first lady’s help blocking plans to end the exemption from military service.
Purim is just around the corner and, in my house, that means my children have been super-glued into their costumes for about three weeks. My 6-year-old son, a dinosaur fan, has been wearing his T-Rex hat and roaring at the baby non-stop. My 3-year-old daughter has been wearing her poofy, pink princess dress and tiara, alternately calling herself Cinderella or Queen Esther. My daughter in a princess dress is not all that unusual. She has a few “savta bought” (obviously) tutus she loves to twirl around in, but having just read Peggy Orenstein’s “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture,” both the Cinderella talk and the Queen Esther talk are giving me pause.
It sounds like a high-tech thriller with DaVinci Code undertones: A file name inside a lethal computer worm might reference the Biblical Queen Esther — and could finger Israel as the source.