Esther

Filmmakers shared with rabbis an urge to embellish.

Yosef Lindell
Feb. 26 2021 12:01AM

And its profound theological relevance.

James Goodman
Feb. 25 2021 12:01AM

The star of this week’s Purim story gets her point across because of the way she tells certain truths.

Feb. 24 2021 12:01AM

From 15th-century Iberia.

National Library of Israel
Feb. 23 2021 12:01AM

A new exegesis and its flaws.

March 9 2020 12:01AM

A tale of two Mordecais and a failed attempt to create a Jewish statelet in western New York.

Stuart Halpern
Feb. 28 2020 12:01AM

Cotton Mather’s Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion.

Stuart Halpern
Feb. 24 2020 12:01AM

Ironic inversions unite two narratives of redemption.

Joel Kaminsky
April 17 2019 12:01AM

Esther’s central question is whether the Jewish people will continue in exile.

March 18 2019 12:01AM

Built for launching a campaign against Egypt.

Philippe Bohstrom
Dec. 28 2018 12:01AM

Desperately seeking Shushan.

Lawrence Schiffman
April 16 2018 12:01AM

The Benjaminite rehabilitation.

Marc Zvi Brettler
March 10 2017 12:01AM