The Power Women of Purim: Bringing Back Vashti and Esther in the #MeToo Era

It has taken 2,400 years, but the Purim women’s roles are finally being reappraised, their heroic actions being seen as especially relevant at this point in time

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With a gold curtain behind her and colorful masks hanging from the wall, Rabbi Elyse Goldstein asks the assembled audience: “Who here dressed up as Vashti as a kid?” Not a single hand is raised, at this Tel...