Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Megillat Esther

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Megillat Esther — The book of the exile

    February 12, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    Purim is an extraordinary festival in the Jewish calendar.  It can be distinguished from all the other festivals by the character that it was granted in later generations, but mainly by its most primary source -  Megillat Esther itself.

    The different nature of the Purim customs...

  • A Thought for Purim

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 5, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    ְהָפוּך” in Hebrew means opposite, upside-down, reversed, or backward!

    However, in regards to the reading of the Book of Esther backwards, Jewish law (Halacha) says: “One who reads the Megilah backwards has not fulfilled the mitzvah (commandment) of reading the Megilah.”
    ...

  • Pages Reveal a Whole New Esther

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As far as narrative goes, Megillat Esther is one of the most exciting parts of the Tanach. It is rich in religious significance and considered a seminal text on the miracle of Jewish survival, the story of Esther, the orphan girl who is chosen in a nationwide beauty contest to become...