Purim, the story of Queen Esther and the saving of her Jewish people.

“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
“For if you will remain silent at this time, relief and salvation will come to the Jews from another source, and you and the house of your father will be lost. And who knows if it is not for just such a time that you reached this royal position.”

Esther then says to Mordechai :
“Go and gather all the Jews who are in Shushan and fast for my sake, do not eat and do not drink for three days, night and day. My maids and I shall also fast in the same way. Then I shall go to the king, though it is unlawful, and if I perish, I perish.”
(Esther NIV)

Queen Esther, the eternal Jewish woman who saved her nation from imminent destruction. Just like our foremothers Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, and Lea the Righteous one of our nation.

In the Persian Kingdom the Jews faced a threat of being destroyed in one day all over the empire with a decree from an evil adviser to the King. She risked her life as the Kings wife and the Queen to bring this advisor down and save her people.

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