Rewriting the story of Vashti
The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry
Watch the trailer for a new film that turns the Purim story on its head
With Purim approaching and a costume in order, seeking sartorial inspiration from the Book of Esther, European paintings, Elizabeth Taylor, and several style gurus, one of whom recommends an edible hat
In The Naming, Galeet Dardashti honors the Bible’s unsung women
Hamen-tasting, Vashti the feminist, and more on Purim
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?
But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?
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