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The Hidden Story of Queen Esther: A Video Series

The Hidden Story of Queen Esther: A Video Series

A startling 6-part series that reveals the profound relevance of Purim.


Unlike most other Jewish Holidays, the story of Queen Esther is about God's hand in what seems like coincidence. But is that the whole story? Wasn't the victory in Esther political rather than spiritual? What lessons are we meant to learn, and how does the story of Purim have an relevance to us? In these short videos, Rabbi Fohrman takes you on a journey of discovery into the text - revealing layers of meaning that are both startling and profound.

Aleph Beta Academy is bringing the words of our sages to life through illustrative video. For additional material, see:

Part 1: Memories

Part 2: Esther – The Accountant

Part 3: We've been sold....again!

Part 4: Brotherly Love

Part 5: Repaying an Old Favor

Part 6: Past, Present & Future

February 17, 2013

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Visitor Comments: 23

(23) Anonymous, March 7, 2014 9:41 AM



This is a brilliant connection!! Who says it, is it the Maharal, Malbim? Much appreciated. Thanks

(22) Lori a, September 15, 2013 1:38 AM

Rabbi, thank you for giving this indepth look at such a strong story of a woman in the bible. I am to lead my sunday school class tomorrow to finish the book of Esther and I am grateful for the information you have provided in these six short mini series of this single book of Esther. You have assisted me in finding my own way to teach/ speak of this book and the really deep look at what was going on. Thank you.

(21) Donna, April 9, 2013 8:56 AM


Thank you for your dedication. I appreciate the truth you bring to light and thank you for putting it all together as you did in the end. Many people tell others to "stop living in the past". But as you point out, and as I have told those who would say this, :"we are all a culmination of our past and present and though we would minimize the past, it doesn't eliminate it from our life or take away the effects." I appreciate how you helped me realize that what I have told others, based upon my own experience, was not only the truth, but as you point out, it's how we 'tell the story" as to 'who gets the glory' for the bad or the good, in the end. Thank you and God bless you! Shalom

(20) Kimberly, March 23, 2013 7:39 PM



Thank you so much for this wonderful insight! The story of Esther is one of my many favorites, however, I have never before "seen" what you have just taught. I love the word of God, and I am always trying to understand his word with greater clarity. I am not Jewish, but, love what your faith can teach me. With eagerness, I will peruse your other works to see what pearls I may glean. Thank you for this teaching!

(19) Peter Klug, February 24, 2013 12:31 AM

Opened a new vista.

New insights that lift this story into multi-dementions. If aperson can get ahold of this they can change and make great progress.

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