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Esther 4:16, Question 9. Why does Esther emphasize that her plan is “not in accordance to the law?”

  • The Talmud (Megillah 15a) writes that Esther emphasizes that her plan is “not in accordance to the law” to refer to the fact that this plan of voluntarily submitting herself to Achashverosh is not in accordance to the laws of the Torah, which forever forbids a Jewish wife to be with her husband after being with another man consensually (Sotah 2a).
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Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.  352 more words


Do you celebrate holidays? (Esther 9:30-31)

Today’s Readings: Esther 9-10; Luke 13

So Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of King Ahasuerus’ kingdom. His letter included encouraging words of peace and truth; and it was his hope to establish these days of Purim permanently on the calendar as days of mourning and fasting for future generations as it was for themselves.

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Being about everything....

Shmita is about a lot of things.  It’s about the land, and money, and people and animals and food, and communities, and our faith.

Someone questioned our little family Shmita project – “How are you helping the poor?”  they asked.   449 more words

Through the Bible in 80 Days: DAY 22 – ESTHER’S PERFECT TIMING

Esther 4:1-17

The Jews in the area governed by the Babylonian king, were threatened with holocaust after an unsavoury court official persuaded King Xerxes to issue an ill-conceived decree. 257 more words


Getting a Trim on Purim: Limerick Off Monday

For those of you who are Jewish – and for those of you who are not – although a very serious Holiday, Purim is celebrated in a light-hearted manner, 202 more words