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Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
The X-Men have a Seder. Hogwarts gets a kosher kitchen. And everyone from Ivanhoe to Big Bird to Captain Kirk gets a rewrite.
What happens when the most authoritative guardians of the tradition are sometimes baffled by the tradition themselves?
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning