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The King’s Wand

By On March 7, 2012

One of the Talmud‘s oddest discussions has to be the debate over the length of King Ahasuerus’s royal scepter. At one point in the Purim story, Esther entered the king’s throne room to beg him not to put the… Read More

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The Whole Megillah

By On March 11, 2011

On Purim, it’s traditional to read Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther. This biblical book tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who is crowned Queen of Persia, and uses her powerful… Read More