The relationship between the two Persian queens is integral to understanding the Purim story.
The greatest of Jewish leaders and prophets.
Sages & Scholars
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
The division and structure has been open to interpretation throughout history.
The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.
Why isn't God mentioned in the Book of Esther?
Jews demonstrate the sanctity of biblical and rabbinic texts in several ways.
The Hebrew Bible, or Tanach, is divided into three sections: Torah, Prophets and Writings.
The sexual relationships forbidden by the Torah are intended to prohibit non-Israelite religious practices and abuses of power.
Hebrew numerology, and the secrets of the Torah.
The two versions of the Talmud developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.
The book of Exodus tells the tale of Israel's liberation and birth, and of the beginning of God's covenanted nation.