This article is part of a series about the queens in the Bible.
Queen Vashti is only mentioned a few times in the Bible. But her actions opened the way for Esther to become queen and save the Jewish people.
In this article I am only trying to understand Vashti. There are many interesting details in Megillat Esther that are not investigated here.
This is an edited transcript of the video I posted to YouTube back in 2012. The video was of very poor quality so I’ve taken it down.
The Land of Israel is praised for the Seven Species mentioned in Deuteronomy / Devarim chapter 8. Tu Bishevat is a celebration of trees. What is the relationship between the 7 species and Tu Bishevat?
As I walked into the room I didn’t know what to expect.
I had traded some text messages with Daniel and we’d spoken on the phone, but we had never met in person.
I spotted a guy and had a feeling this was him.
One of the interesting aspects of living in Jerusalem are the constant encounters with Jewish history.
For example, one of the Light Rail stops is Shimon HaTzadik, named after one of the High Priests.
When the train pulls into that station I often have two thoughts.
I was troubled during the Yom Kippur prayers.
Toward the end of the amidah (standing prayer) we beseech God, “May it be Your will that I don’t sin any more.”
This morning I received an email that I’m sure many rabbis would have been proud to write.
Though not the author’s intent, it is a very powerful message as we leave Yom Kippur behind and move into the rest of the year.
Here’s a word search puzzle in honor of Tu B’Shevat.
It’s coming soon … just another week and a half … Tu B’Shevat.
Are you ready?
Do you know how to check your fruits to make sure you’re not eating any BUGS?