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Purim’s heroine Esther in the #MeToo era March 09, 2018
Earlier this month the Jewish community celebrated the festival of Purim. It involves feasting and wearing costumes, while remembering the story of how a queen saved the ancient Jewish people. And we hear from two women who are finding new inspiration in this ancient story to stand with oppressed women in the #MeToo era.

Abigail Pogrebin, author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman, of Ohev Shalom: The National Synagogue 

An early 20th century depiction of Esther denouncing Haman.