Jewish Journal

Rabbi Rona Shapiro

  • Choose Grrl Power over beauty pageants, grrlz

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As children we loved to put on my mother's old nightgowns, makeup and heels and pretend we were Queen Esther. Somewhere around adolescence this became a little more uncomfortable.

    Why was Vashti banished for refusing to dance -- according to some, wearing only her crown -- for the...