Purim: A Tale of Women’s Empowerment

Purim, which is observed this weekend, commemorates that the Jewish people in the ancient Persian empire were saved from a plot to destroy them. Since the Jewish people were saved by Esther, a woman, Purim is the perfect time to reflect on the lessons of women’s empowerment that we can learn from the women in the biblical Purim story. JWI’s director of programs Deborah Rosenbloom explored these lessons on Huffington Post. Read the article

Want to learn more? Download JWI’s Purim study guide, Rethinking Purim: Women, Relationships & Jewish Texts.

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