Purim

Can Measure for Measure help explain the biblical book?

Noah Millman
March 21 2019 12:01AM

The Tractate of Drunkards.

Michelle Chesner
March 20 2019 12:01AM

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

March 18 2019 12:01AM

Crucifying Haman in effigy.

Henry Abramson
March 13 2019 12:01AM

What rhymes with Ahasuerus?

Curt Leviant
March 1 2018 12:01AM

“A kind of religious ecstasy.”

April 5 2017 12:01AM

The Benjaminite rehabilitation.

Marc Zvi Brettler
March 10 2017 12:01AM

A Purim story.

Sholem Aleichem
March 9 2017 12:01AM

Starting in the 16th century, this Ahasueros has personified the legendary figure of the “Wandering Jew,” symbol of the accursed Jewish people. How come?

March 8 2017 12:01AM

The political vision and theological insight of Esther speak compellingly to the dilemmas and opportunities of the present age.

March 22 2016 12:01AM

The book of Esther and the festival of Purim mark the beginnings of the exilic world, in which the battle to remain Jewish never really goes away.

March 18 2016 12:01AM

It was early 1987, and Jewish emigration was at a virtual standstill. What better way than a drama of victory over ancient enemies to sustain our own hope of escape?

Feb. 29 2016 12:01AM