Christians Have Fallen in Love With Queen Esther, Purim’s Jewish Heroine

In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale

Home Away From Home

The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora

Little Ladies

As Walmart launches a line of cosmetics for pre-teen girls, parents ponder whether their 6-year-old daughters should be wearing makeup—even if Queen Esther did

‘Commentary’: Feminists Are Ruining Purim

But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?

Queen Sarah?

Sarah Palin as a 21st-century Esther

Daybreak: Israel Forgives, British Jews Don’t

Vandalism, a troublesome comparison, and more from the news

Purimpalooza

Esther marries indie rock royalty

Royal Flush

A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette

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