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    Purim in Tel Aviv before the War

    Purim in Tel Aviv before the War

    Purim starts Saturday night.

    Israel Matzav posted this great movie of Purim in Tel Aviv in 1932-34:

    The Book of Esther is particularly appropriate now.


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    BannedbytheGuardian | February 23, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Reading up on Esther I was intrigued to find a 2009 novel by Debra Sparks which places Esther in – of all places – Madison Wisconsin.

    Other than that on the trad story , I’ve got to like Vashti who told the king to FO.

    Are we allowed to have opinions on biblical characts or not ? if so , I should start reading .

    Esther was a very beautiful woman, and Vashti probably was a bit of a harpy at times being privledged for so long. I was not surprised the King let her go. As for the lesson: Femininity in a patriarchal society is important. Conversely, in our modern day, Masculinity is important in a feminized (or matriarchal) society.

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