Tag: Esther

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    More and more Orthodox Jewish women are celebrating Purim by taking the lead in reading aloud to other women the heroic story of a queen and her people in the Book of Esther. More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “In the last couple of generations, we’ve seen a great increase in Jewish learning amongst women. Women have said, ‘Well, we are also obliged in the commandment. We can take a leading role.’” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    On Purim, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, the more you can poke fun at the gravitas of life, the better. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Purim is a bittersweet holiday with a powerful spiritual message, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. A story about Esther that seems to be all about chance is really about “God’s presence working itself out in ways we can’t quite understand.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments