Ta'anit Esther: The Fast of Esther

Mordechai had this message delivered to Esther: “Do not imagine that you … will escape with your life by being in the king’s palace. On the contrary, if you keep silent in this crisis, relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another quarter, while you and your father’s house will perish. … Perhaps you have attained to royal position for just such a crisis!”    
– Esther: 4:12-14

Vigil for Agunot: Ta'anit Esther

By Norma Josephs
Esther fasted and asked all the people to join her in her fast before she approached the king. Norma Josephs suggest we use Esther's fast as an opportunity to collectively protest the injustice done to women unable to obtain a Jewish divorce (get).   more

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