Politics in the Book of Esther

Takeaways From the Historical and Political Context of the Classic Purim Story The Book of Esther stands out from the Biblical canon in one important way: the name of God isn’t mentioned anywhere in the sefer. This is understood by many commentators as a hint at God’s behind-the-scenes role in the miracles of the Purim holiday. But […]

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Celebrating a Rich Heritage

At Limmud NY, YU Faculty, Students and Alumni Share Jewish Learning and Culture Whether they were discussing societal rifts in Second Temple Jewry, analyzing iconic Biblical moments from new angles or charting the surprising journey of American Jews through film, Yeshiva University faculty, students and alumni led the conversation at this year’s Limmud NY conference. The […]