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  • The Jews lose Megan Fox

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 19, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    She could be Queen Esther with that ebony hair, those sapphire eyes and the alabaster skin....

    Nevermind that Megan Fox isn't exactly known for her moral judgments: she famously compared "Transformers" director Michael Bay to Hitler and was promptly fired (a move Bay later told...

  • Purim story: No Yeshiva Deferments

    March 19, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    The funhouse sideshow of Charedi life in Israel and in the New York area bursts forth every Purim, as the ultra-Orthodox transform themselves into fez-wearing Turks, medieval noblemen and so on.

    We enjoy the easing of cultural barriers in the humor and evincing of a shared...

  • A vegetarian buffet to celebrate Queen Esther [RECIPES]

    By Judy Zeidler

    February 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    What makes Purim so special? Maybe it’s the heroic story of Queen Esther. Whatever you decide, it is still one of the happiest of all Jewish holidays. Filled with accounts of bravery, it tells the story of Queen Esther and how she helped defeat the wicked minister Haman in ancient...

  • Heroines with no heart

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Do biblical babes still make the best heroines?

    Take Queen Esther, for example — a noted beauty, savvy survivalist and the savior of her people.

    She underwent a year of compulsory primping before ascending the throne; surely such resolve is worthy of admiration. Or what about...

  • Revisiting the Mask of Purim

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 7, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Last Purim, this was my first post for the Jewish Journal, I had no idea what would come next! I am happy to say it has been a year full of writing success! Our YouTube Channel just went over 10,000 views! We have hosted many travel events with over 100 people in attendance! Thank...

  • Esther Re-enactment Takes Whole Megilla in O.C.

    By Journal Staff

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Incense burned, rose petals fluttered, Persian entrees simmered and Persian slippers were sewn. That was the scene at University Synagogue as congregants re-enacted Queen Esther's wedding during this year's Purim celebration. The event was the trademark approach of director Heidi Jo...