How to Deal with People in Power, Courtesy of Esther

How to Deal with People in Power, Courtesy of Esther

The Book of Esther is peculiar because God is not mentioned by name. Yet, like a toddler who has gotten hold of a tub of chocolate spread, God’s fingerprints are everywhere. And the book is controversial because it is a narrative about slavery, racism and power in...

Purim the ‘Most Ambiguous’ Jewish Holiday

Remember the book of Esther from Sunday school? The boys yawned and waited for the lesson on Daniel, but the girls loved the beautiful queen, an exemplary heroine who saved her people. Victims become victors in Esther. However, there is much more in the book of...

A Match Made in Heaven?

If you are married, it’s not likely that you came together like Aaron and Helene or King Xerxes and Queen Esther, but I bet many of you still marvel at the events that led to your marriage, prompting you to believe that you are “a match made in...