The Renewal of Purim and the Fast of Esther

By Arthur Waskow

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, February 3, 1995

In remembrance of the Hebron massacre, the time leading up to Purim should be used to reflect on the holiday's meaning. The Fast of Esther could perhaps serve as a day of reconciliation with acts of social justice benefitting both Jews and Muslims. Whatever meaning Jews find in this holiday, let it be in the spirit of Esther's nonviolence.

Topic: Halakha, Ritual, Jewish Law, Tradition, Violence, Meaning, Holidays, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.487

Page Number(s): 3-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Waskow, Arthur. The Renewal of Purim and the Fast of Esther. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 3 February 1995: 3-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7991


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