Queen Esther Wins the Hunger Games

The story of Purim is just one of an entire genre told by Jews throughout history, parables and parodies exploring Jewish vulnerability.

Here is the common set-up for Jewish folktales: A Jewish community in a foreign land is threatened by a Jew-hater who plots their destruction. The Jewish masses stand by, helpless, praying, fasting, weeping, waiting. Who will save them?