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The Polish Queen Esther

The Polish Queen Esther

A strikingly similar life, using her position of power to save fellow Jews from persecution.

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Purim in Auschwitz

Purim in Auschwitz

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For survivors, Purim wasn't simply a victory that happened thousands of years ago.

Jews Don't Bow

Jews Don't Bow

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Little did I know that the source of my chutzpah reached back thousands of years, to Mordechai.

Purim in Dachau

Purim in Dachau

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Suddenly we noticed Chaim standing in the snow and shouting, "Haman to the gallows! And we all know which Haman we are talking about!"

Care Packages

Care Packages

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Did it matter that I was being wrongfully accused? The bond between us was still broken.

A Tale of Two Megilot

A Tale of Two Megilot

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In an apartment in Jerusalem, there reside two Scrolls of Esther that tell a story of exile and escape, hope and failure.

Stalin and the Purim Present

Stalin and the Purim Present

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A new book reveals that Stalin met his fate poised to launch a post-Holocaust holocaust of his own.

Gulf War Miracles

Gulf War Miracles

by Charles Samuel

Saddam Hussein, a "reincarnated Babylonian king," ended his evil plan to kill the Jews with a Purim miracle.

Pop's Megillah

Pop's Megillah

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Did my grandfather realize that his proud and sturdy Megillat Esther would 100 years later be treasured by his grandson whom he would never meet?

Queen Esther and the Nazis

Queen Esther and the Nazis

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I never doubted that the God who watched over my grandmother in Nazi Germany would watch over me as well.

Purim Masks and Gas Masks

Purim Masks and Gas Masks

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Just when my son thought the Purim fun was over, his eyes sparkled at the thought of a donning a different kind of mask and starting a new Purim again.