Tradition & Innovation

Glossary beginning with V


In the Purim story, she is King Ahashveros's first wife. In the first chapter of the Book of Esther, Quieen Vashti refuses to dance for the King and is banished. Long villainized, Vashti has been recently embraced by Jewish women as a contemporay feminist heroine for her defiance of the king.


Lit. Confession.

A litany of one's sins that is traditionally recited on Yom Kippur, prior to one’s wedding, and on one's deathbed.

Synonyms: Viduiy

Fake News Passover Seder Set

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