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Rav Tsadok Hakohen, Dover Tsedek, Aharei Mot, #4: An Annotated Translation

Below is the original Hebrew of a piece from Rav Tsadok Hakohen of Lublin’s “Dover Tsedek,” followed by an annotated translation. In a future post I will apply the piece to some of the ongoing discourse surrounding the different Jewish sects, particularly the issue of continuity. 1,792 more words


Vashti Bunyan- The Queen Of Psych Folk

Vashti Bunyan was just twenty when she was “discovered” by Andrew Loog Oldham. This wasn’t the direction Vashti envisaged her career heading when she left her London home and headed to the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, the art school at Oxford University.  1,957 more words


Esther 7:9, Question 7. Why does Achashverosh order Haman killed without consultation?

  • The Ginzei HaMelech writes that Achashverosh did not ask for advice because he was never sure if Vashti’s refusal to obey him stemmed from her feeling disrespected by his use of chamberlains to retrieve her (Esther 1:10).
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“Vashti, Vashti, Courageous Queen!” 

Queen Vashti was King Ahasuerus’s first wife who was banished when she refused to display her beauty wearing only a royal crown. 32 more words

The One Thing God Cannot Do.

    “So it shall be written; so it shall be done!”

   Who can forget those immortal words spoken by Rameses in the classic The Ten Commandments… 873 more words

Doubting Your Vision?

The Generous King

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which BELONGED TO KING AHASUERUS.                              ~Esther 1:9

Those of us who have received a message/sermon from the book of Esther will agree that the focus is on the young, beautiful, virgin. 152 more words

Masterpiece Monday

The Waltz of Winter 

By: Jahna Vashti

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Masterpiece Monday