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The Megillah Project

Hosted By: 929 English, Judaism Unbound

Welcome to The Megillah Project. Browse more than 30 videos, each offering a unique perspective on The Book of Esther.

The Book of Esther is traditionally read on the holiday of Purim. In synagogues, it often chanted to a special melody and read from a scroll—megillah is the Hebrew word for scroll—and even though there are other scrolls, Jews often refer to The Book of Esther as “The Megillah.” The Book of Esther is indeed a unique text in the canon of Jewish literature, opening its content to multiple interpretations.

We have gathered here a collection of perspectives on this rich text, bringing together scholars, rabbis, artists, teachers, poets, and readers to shed light on The Book of Esther from a wide variety of disciplines and sources of knowledge.

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Reading the Megillah

The Scroll of Esther, which tells the Purim story, is chanted in synagogue twice on Purim.

Megillah 7

Queen Esther gets what she wants.

Esther: The Whole (Operatic) Megillah

This season, New York City Opera brought back on stage the late Hugo Weisgall’s Esther, a contemporary work based on ...