Women’s History: Esther. . .For Such a Time as This!

Purim—a joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar, the history of its commemoration recorded in the book of Esther, read aloud on the celebration of Purim.

When a beautiful young girl named Esther finds favor with the King of Persia, she was chosen to be his Queen. But he did not know she was a Jew.

Influenced by his adviser, Haman, the King’s edict is: “Do with the Jews what you wish.” And Haman plots to destroy them.

Knowing only Esther can save her people, her guardian, Mordecai, poses a question—one that convinces a fearful Esther to use her position to petition the King on behalf of her people!

“And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”

In the dramatic series of events that follows, the Jews are saved!

Engage with the Bible—in the record of its centuries-old celebrations!

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