Queen Esther, a New Study Puts Intermarriage in Perspective

By Leonard Saxe, Benjamin Phillips, Fern Chertok

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), March 2008

In our retelling of the Purim story, we sometimes forget that our heroine was intermarried. The Talmud teaches that she was forced to marry the king, but there is no doubt that Esther lived a wholly secular life, virtually cut off from her Jewish community. Her disengagement has much to tell us about not only the intermarried today but about the challenges of contemporary Jewish life. Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 3/17/2008

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Text, Assimilation

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Saxe, Leonard. Phillips, Benjamin. Chertok, Fern. Queen Esther, a New Study Puts Intermarriage in Perspective. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). March 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3421


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